Why Should You Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a common form of cancer that originates in the colon or rectum, at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Like many other forms of this deadly disease, colorectal cancer may not cause symptoms until it is at a more advanced stage. For this reason, it is extremely important for all men and women to get screened at their physician’s recommendation.

This video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. By watching, you can learn more about the common misconceptions associated with this disease and why many people avoid or delay their screening.

Getting screened for cancer can help to detect the disease at its earliest, most treatable stages. To find out more about your recommended screening schedule, contact the experts at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (818) 676-4000. 

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