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You can put off a lot of things. Your colonoscopy shouldn't be one of them.

Get Screened.

Schedule your colorectal screening today.

There are plenty of things we put off — cleaning out the garage, rotating the tires, washing the dog. Tomorrow’s another day.

But there’s one thing that almost 30 percent of Americans avoid that can limit their tomorrows: regular screenings for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The reason colorectal cancer persists in claiming so many lives is simple: too many people are still not getting screened. If everyone who should receive regular colorectal screenings followed through with the exam, we could reduce the death rate from colorectal cancer by 60 percent.

That’s why all adults aged 50 and older should receive regular colorectal screenings, including a colonoscopy. With a colonoscopy, a physician can detect cancers at their smallest, when treatment is most effective, and even prevent colorectal cancer by removing polyps that can develop into cancer.

Quit putting off today what could limit your tomorrows — speak to your healthcare provider about scheduling your colorectal screening, or call 770.214.CARE (2273) for a referral to a gastroenterology specialist today.

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