Get screened for colon cancer

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I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy.

Thousands have died of this insidious disease. Yet 90 percent of colorectal cancers are curable when caught early. I myself was tested at age 50 when non-cancerous polyps were found and removed. If I had not been screened it could have developed into colon cancer.

I am now 66 years old and have been tested every five years. I am due to be screened in April and will not fail to do so. I have known people who have died from this disease, including a young man age 50 who died at age 55 and had two children. He suffered much, as did his family.

I therefore urge all persons, both men and women, who are over 50 to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr..

Glen Oaks Village

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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timotheus from Queens says:
AND I would like to inform anyone reading this that much too often colonoscopy equipment et al have not been properly cleaned, sanitized, and sterilized after use from patient to patient. This lack of caring in most of these medical procedures---including endoscopies---promotes the transfer of dangerous and often fatalistic bacteria. Simple blood testing can be performed to detect cancerous masses/tumors but the profits of intrusive procedures always hold greater promise. Subject yourself to these procedures only under dire emergencies. Add to that dental procedures and the irresponsible lack of sterilization concerning equipment and tools.
March 27, 2016, 5:46 am
Bob from Glen Oaks says:
Not bad for Frederick R. Bedell going through plenty of emotions without happiness while living in my home.
March 27, 2016, 12:07 pm
Helton from Flushing says:

Thank you reminding all of us about such an important life saving step that we can take.
March 27, 2016, 9:58 pm
mr paranoid from Queens says:
Hey timo the paranoid. You are paranoid and should be ignored.
March 28, 2016, 9:50 am
Gavin R. Putland from Australia says:
‘Screening’ can PREVENT bowel cancer. That statement fits into a headline -- which is where you have to put it if you want the readers' attention!
March 29, 2016, 10:03 pm
Frederick R. Bedell Jr. from Glen Oaks Village says:
Thank you Helton
March 31, 2016, 8:40 pm
Frederick R. Bedell Jr. from Glen Oaks Village says:
Thank you all.
March 31, 2016, 8:41 pm
Melonie Madzel from Glen Oaks Village says:
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Colon Cleansing helps to tonify the bowel to help produce a better elimination practice for the body. It's great as a part of an overall wellness program." ~

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April 29, 2016, 10:40 am

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