Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in Canada. It is also the second most common cause of cancer death in men and the third most common cause of cancer death in women. There are 9 risk factors for this cancer that can be altered with lifestyle and 7 that unfortunately cannot. In Alberta, it is estimated that over half (57%) of colorectal cancer is linked to the factors related to lifestyle.
Fortunately, there are now screening tests for this common cancer and these tests have significantly contributed to early detection and decrease in the number of people dying from this cancer. If you are over 50 years of age or have a concern about your risks for colorectal cancer, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor at Care in the Creek Medical Centre about screening tests.
If you do not have a family doctor call Care In The Creek Medical Centre today at 403-949-2457 to book an appointment.