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Blount Memorial Hospital doctor encourages people to get colonoscopies [Video]

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Colon Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Month, and Blount Memorial Hospital wants people to use it as a chance to make sure they stay healthy.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and blue is the color that signifies that. She said the recommended colonoscopy age has lowered in recent years and that people should get their first one when they’re 45 years old.

“Whenever you’re detecting something early, it’s always you can treat it and cure it, in most cases,” Jasti said. “And colon cancer is such a preventable cancer that we have, although it’s the second leading cause of death. It’s most commonly treatable as well as preventable cancer.”

Jasti said it’s not always fun to prepare for a colonoscopy, but it’s important to follow doctors’ instructions ahead of time.

At Blount Memorial Hospital, colonoscopy patients are in good hands, she said. Often times colorectal cancers don’t present symptoms early on, …

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