Q: Why is getting a colonoscopy important? Colonoscopy is important because it is a potentially life-saving procedure that can prevent the development of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths…
A colonoscopy can save your life. How often should you get screened?
WTOP editor Mike Jakaitis thought he was being
nice by donating blood. The gesture ended up
saving his life.
The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer
fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in
colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping
that statistic could soon change.
Colon cancer generally has no symptoms, and kills nearly 50,000 people year. If you\’re over 50, it\’s time to get screened.