Sandra Heinz began having colon cancer screenings at age 39 because her father, now 85, is a colon cancer survivor. In September 2018, Sandra’s gastroenterologist, Ahmad Ascha, MD, discovered a “suspicious polyp” during her colonoscopy. Although many colorectal polyps aren’t harmful, nearly all colorectal cancers start as polyps.
There’s a new cancer risk assessment program right here at Lake Health that makes it easier for patients to identify and manage their risk for cancer.
When it comes to taking care of ourselves, most women tend to worry more about the health of others than their own. Having a yearly wellness check-up may be an addition to your already overwhelming to-do list, but it’s important to make sure you're in good health before you can take care of others.
Lake Health General Surgeon Eveline Klenotic, DO, explains the importance of breast health and the facts and risk factors of breast cancer: