Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, with nearly 148,000 Americans diagnosed each year. But it’s also a cancer that’s easily found using screening tests. At Sam Rodgers, we know that taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to take care of your family. That’s why screenings matter: when identified early, screenings can reduce colorectal cancer deaths by at least 60%.
Colorectal cancer affects the colon (large intestine) or rectum (located at the end of the large intestine). It occurs when abnormal cells form tumors in the large intestine. Symptoms are different for every patient and may include losing weight without trying to, stomach aches or cramps that don’t go away, or blood in or on your stool (bowel movement). However, some patients may have no symptoms at all, making screening even more important.
At Sam Rodgers, we focus on healing for every patient who walks through our doors. Patients age 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer once a year. Why? Risk increases with age: more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people age 50 and older. And if you have a family history of colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend screening earlier.
There are two types of screenings: a fecal occult blood test and a colonoscopy.
At Sam Rodgers, we work hard to offer quality medical, dental and mental health care to everyone who walks through our doors. And we’re here to help make sure you get the screenings you need. If you’re older than 50, contact us at Sam Rodgers to schedule your colorectal cancer screening. It could save your life.
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