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Friday, July 8, 2011

Colon Cancer Early Detection

Are you or a loved one over age 50? If yes, have you had your colonoscopy screening? If no, I'd like to encourage you to take a minute to talk to your doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy for colon cancer early detection screening at Sinai Grace.  Sinai-Grace has two locations that provide colon screening to serve you.

o     The Lahser Ambulatory Center

 27207 Lahser in Southfield

o      Sinai-Grace Hospital

6071 Outer Drive in Detroit

It could save your life!

  If you would like to schedule a test for colon screening at one of our sites or would like more information, please call 248-569-2160.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Risk Factors for Colon Cancer

                 The exact causes of colorectal cancer are not known. However, studies show that the following factors increase the likelihood. Having one or more of these factors does not guarantee a person will develop colorectal cancer. It just increase the chances.
Age– Although colorectal cancer is more likely to occur after age 50, it can occur at any age.

Diet– A diet that is high in fat, calories and alcohol and low in calcium and dietary fiber compared to diets that are low fat, high-fiber.

Polyps– Polyps, benign growth on the inner wall of the colon and rectum, appear to have the risk of developing into colorectal cancer.

Personal History– A person who has already had colorectal cancer may develop it a  second time. Research studies also show that women with a history of ovarian, uterine or breast cancer have a somewhat increased chance of developing colorectal cancer.

Family History– First-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) of a person  who has had colorectal cancer have a  higher-than-average risk of developing  colorectal cancer themselves, especially if the relative developed the cancer at a young age.

Ulerative colitis– People with ulcerative colitis, a condition in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed, have a higher
 likelihood of developing colorectal cancer.