Colonoscopy Myth #1

September 9, 2015

One of the most common misconceptions that I hear is this: “… but doctor, I am healthy, eat organic foods, exercise, and have no family history of colon cancer. I also feel great, so I do not think that I need a colonoscopy,”

Well, it is excellent to do all of the above and live a healthy life, but unfortunately most colon cancers (80%) occur in individuals who have NO risk factors!
So, the best way to screen for and prevent colon cancer is a colonoscopy.

We, at AGI, strive to make the experience of colonoscopy as comfortable as humanly possible.
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Please do not let a myth get in your way of staying healthy.

Gilbert Simoni, MD, FACG

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Advanced Gastroenterology, Inc.

Phone: (805) 719-0244

555 Marin Street, Ste. 270

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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