Colon Cancer Facts & Statistics
Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the US:
The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 1 in 23 for men and 1 in 25 for women.
The new screening age is to begin at age 45.
Colonoscopy is the golden standard, only way to detect AND prevent colon cancer.
Life style habits such as diet, lack of exercise and smoking can increase your risk of developing colon cancer.
The BGC Foundation for Research and Education is a non-profit organization devoted to helping the community and saving lives. Year after year, fundraisers are held to maintain our goal to increase awareness, provide education and serve the people of Jacksonville. We strive to serve. We strive to educate. We strive to enhance the quality of life.
Funds for Anglers for a Cure go towards raising awareness to colon cancer and providing colonoscopy screenings to patients who may not have the means. The foundation also provides financial assistance to patients newly diagnosed with colon cancer, helping them with their medical bills.
Getting a Colonoscopy
Vikram Gopal, M.D., A.G.A.F., Borland Groover
Screening is essential, yet misconceptions remain about who should be screened and what the screening process involves.
While the exact cause of colon cancer is unclear, we know that 90 percent of cases can be prevented through regular colorectal screening. The physicians at Borland Groover Clinic are committed to helping patients understand the benefits of routine colonoscopy screenings and urge everyone to set aside just one day to have this simple, life-saving test.
Together we can make a difference.