Dr. Joe Galati, a liver specialist in Houston, discusses colon cancer risk factors, and colon cancer awareness month on his weekly radio program, Your Health First. There are approximately 150,000 new cases of colon cancer each year, and over 50,000 deaths per year. Colon cancer increases in frequency after 50 years of age. Screening for colon cancer is best done by having a colonoscopy performed at the age of 50 and older.
For more information on colon cancer and colon cancer screening, Dr. Galati can be contacted at Liver Specialists of Texas, located in Houston, Texas, at 713-794-0700, or toll free at 1-888-GET-YHF-1.