Starting at age 45, both men and women who do not have a family history of colorectal cancer are encouraged to have a colonoscopy, according to recommendations from the American Cancer Society. Known as the second deadliest cancer in the United States, colorectal cancer encompasses any cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. It often begins as benign polyps that cause little to no symptoms. By the time patients begin experiencing symptoms, which can include change in bowel habits, abdominal discomfort and rectal bleeding, the cancer may already be in the advanced stages.
Since its introduction in February 2022, more than 400 patients have benefitted from Fairfield Medical Center’s robotic surgery program, which provides access to advanced lung biopsy technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Park National Bank has been a valuable resource and supporter of the FMC Foundation for nearly 15 years.
Without a medical provider, there is no simple way to tell whether or not chest pain is associated with the heart. Learning more about causes and characteristics can help you be better prepared to put your health first.