colonoscopyWhy is having a Colonoscopy important?

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.  It all starts with a small growth called a Polyp.  Polyps are only seen and detected when having a colonoscopy.

It is very important and also recommended that adults over the age of 50 have a test every 5 years.  Some people may require earlier tests depending on outcome of prior test or Doctors orders.  Always talk to your doctor about your fears, concerns, or questions you may have about this procedure and learn as much as you can before.

If looking for a new Doctor, try Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia located on Nationwide Dr. Lynchburg, VA.  They have an amazing staff with friendly faces and a relaxed environment.   All insurances will cover the procedure as a preventative exam.  So why not have the test done and get a jump on protecting yourself and staying healthy!

Croft Senior ServicesRhonda Overstreet is an insurance agent for Croft Senior Services in Bedford, Virginia.  She can be reached at 540-586-0335 and  Learn more about Croft Senior Services at

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