If you knew that a brief, painless screening could help save you from the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in Oregon, wouldn't you be signing up for that? Well, when it comes to colon cancer screenings, some people can become very anxious. Todd Crocenzi, M.D., medical director of the gastro-intestinal oncology program at Providence Cancer Center, talked with us about what colon cancer is, who is at risk and explained the importance of screening for pre-cancerous conditions.
Providence Cancer Center has pulled together a variety of resources on colon cancer prevention, including lists of doctors who do colonoscopies, and a free forum on March 20th on colon cancer prevention and treatment. For details go to katu.com and click on the "Family Matters" page.