In the United States, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer among adults. In 2022, over 150,000 Americans were diagnosed. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, then it may be time to schedule a health exam with our medical providers. Symptoms may include:
-Blood in your stool
-Constipation or diarrhea
-A change in bowel habits
-Unexpected weight loss
-Abdominal pain, aches, or cramps that don’t go away
Many health experts believe that colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided if all eligible people got screened. During March, we’re encouraging our patients to come in for a health exam and to talk with our providers about improving digestion and to learn why regular screenings are so important.
Terros Health offers a variety of FIT screening kits, talk with our medical providers for specific instructions.
The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Medicines and food do not interfere with the test, so it tends to be more accurate.
Colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable,
this is why getting screened is so important.
At Terros Health, we recommend that adults over the age of 45 should be screened for colorectal cancer. Everyone has heard of the dreaded colonoscopy, but we offer a simple, quick, and non-invasive screening test that can be done onsite at our health centers, or from the comfort of your home.
Although screening is recommended for adults over the age of 45, recent statistics have shown that colorectal cancer in people under the age of 45 is increasing. If you are between 18 and 44 years of age, start by scheduling a health exam with our medical providers and discuss risk factors, be sure to ask if a screening test is right for you.
Be aware of your digestive health.
Maintaining healthy bowel movements is very important, mainly because it can be a big sign of our current health. Below are healthy steps anyone can try out to have better bowel movements:
-Eat more fruits and vegetables-
-Drink plenty of water-
-Eat on a schedule-
-Reduce fatty foods-
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Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.
Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization