Being informed is important. Being misinformed can be dangerous. Let’s break down some myths people may have about colon cancer and prevention.
Myth: If you don’t have a family history of colon cancer or stomach problems, you don’t need to be tested.
Fact: While a family history increases your chances of developing colon cancer, it is not the sole determining factor. Men and women over age 50 should begin regular screenings for colon cancer, regardless of family history.
Myth: If you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, you do not need to be tested for colon cancer.
Fact: Regular screening is the