Illinois's Colon Cancer screening rate is 55% compared to 70% for Michigan.
More people die from Colon Cancer in Illinois compared to Michigan. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/state.htm
As a Volunteer doctor for www.getyourrearingear.com ,we are trying to increase awareness with stories of survivors as well as not so fortunate-like Ryan Goddard.
However results of screening are not as good as for Breast Cancer.
Here are incidence rate for Colon Cancer:
under 20-- 0.1%
So people under 54 have 18.6% chance of getting Colon Cancer.
Most insurance pay for over 50.To get screening for people under,they have to prove that they have family history or they have serious problem relative to their Colon--like bleeding.
It is hard to get exceptions.
Then we have people like Robin Gibb--6 times Grammy award winner--who had lot of money--but ignored screening and died at the age of 62.
Even Oprah Winfrey told Dr.Oz -after Dr.OZ found that he had a precancerous polyp at 50--Heck-I have not had Colonoscopy-so far.She was 57.
Afro Americans have the highest rate of Colon Cancer. Recently American College of Physicians changed its guidlines for blacks to 40 years from 45 based on US Preventive Services task force recommendations.
To help--we have recently opened an accredited Colonoscopy center and are offering lower prices-almost 50% off to help people.
Colon Cancer screening can save 2400 lives per year in Illinois.
Please tell your friends/relatives about getting screening. It is simple.
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS5eR0917ts Dr.OZ telling that people over 1 in 4 ie 25% have Polyps over the age of 50.Source of Cancer.
During Colonoscopy we remove the Polyp.
EVERYONE SHOULD GET COLONOSCOPY. CALL US at 630 232 2025 if you have questions.