This could be the time for the most important test of your life. Individuals are urged to get screened for this deadly disease. The American Cancer Society recommend African American men & women should be screened for Colon Cancer regularly starting at age 45. Screening helps prevent cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths), so they can be removed.
What "YOU" can do
Screening is the #1 way you can reduce your risk for Colon Cancer. Colon Cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and if found early, most treatable forms of cancer. While screening is the most important step you can take to prevent Colon Cancer it's not the only one. Be proactive about keeping yourself healthy...it will pay off.
Recommended tests are: stool, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and barium enema. Talk with your physician to determine which test is right for you and how often you should be tested.
~ Blood in or on stool (bowel movements) ~
~ Stomach pain (aches or pains that do not go away) ~
~ Losing weight and you don't know why ~
Sometimes symptoms are not present. The best time to detect Colon Cancer is before symptoms develop. Screening & early detection works. Don't let the fear of cancer keep you from being tested. God is still in the healing business. He is in control; you don't give in to fear.
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you."
From the words of Late Dr. Coleman:
When you know better, you do better!
~ The VFBC Healthy Living Ministry ~
Sister Pinkey Todman
Chairperson & Retired RN