By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
July 31, 2017
- Why everyone should be screened for colon cancer
- How dangerous are colonoscopies?
- DNA: The next best thing in colon cancer screening
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer… if it’s detected early enough. But if it’s not caught in the early stages, it can be one of the most deadly.
This can be a big problem if you’re terrified at the idea of having a colonoscopy. And believe me. I’ve had more than my share of patients who are scared out of their wits by the idea of having one. I can’t say I blame them.
These procedures can be dangerous. In fact, serious complications – such as perforation or excessive bleeding – can occur in five out of every 1,000 colonoscopies performed. This means your odds of injury may actually be larger than your chances of getting colon cancer in the first place.
And I have to admit. These days colonoscopies may not be quite the “be-all and end-all” in cancer screening that they used to be. Continue reading