The month of March is Colorectal cancer awareness month, observed to highlight the importance of screening for colorectal cancer as well as to promote healthy lifestyle habits that can decrease a persons risk of developing cancer of the colon.  General surgeon Dr, Anthony Loewen talks about what colon cancer is.

Loewen said for colon cancer do not look for warning signs.

He said scheduled screenings are still the best way to avoid colon cancer.

Dr. Loewen said the age recommendations for a first colonoscopy have changed.

Early detection and better outcome after detection should encourage you to contact your primary health care provider.  The entire segment with Dr. Anthony Loewen on the HRMC Well one connection.  Go to at the top of the page click on Podcast and select Well one Connection.