One message that we, at KCCF, always push is getting screened for colon cancer. But if you’re new to the colorectal world like many of us are, you don’t know what to expect.
Usually when the word colonoscopy is mentioned people cringe due to the negative connotation attached to it. Even if you didn’t know what it was the name alone is a bit frightening. Imagine one of your friends coming up to you saying “Let’s go get colonoscopies together!” Your response would probably be “That word has too many syllables to be exciting, I’ll pass.”
Truth, this invasive procedure isn’t the most popular or pleasant but it outweighs the alternative…unknown cancer growth. Recent studies show that the age of people affected by colon cancer is dramatically dropping, especially within the African American community.
Look at this procedure like a vaccination, wouldn’t you rather deal with a few minutes of uncomfort to avoid the long and draining process of being sick?
Watch the video below of journalist Laura Michalski, of The Virginian-Pilot, as she gives an in-depth look at the preparation and procedure of a colonoscopy. Read Laura’s full story here.
“Together let’s Kiel Colon Cancer!”