Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer related death for both men and women. However, if it is caught early, colorectal cancer has a 90% survival rate. This is why screening is so important.
Sonia Kupfer, MD, is available to speak about the importance of colon cancer screening, when individuals should start getting screened and the different kinds of tests available.
Dr. Kupfer is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine.
She can comment on:
- The recommendation to begin screening at age 45
- Younger people getting and dying from colon cancer
- Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among African Americans
- Familial and genetic risk factors
- Screening and prevention methods
- The association between colorectal cancer and risk factors such as obesity, lack of physical exercise, lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, smoking, and excessive alcohol use
Dr. Kupfer is a gastroenterologist and an expert in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders including hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes and celiac disease.