Posted 4 years ago

Colon Cancer Awareness with Dr. Bomgaars & Dr. Shah

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers oncologists Dr. Bomgaars and Dr. Shah discussing Colon Cancer Awareness on Your Life Arizona.  Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in the unites states, there will be thirty to forty thousand new cases diagnosed yearly and approximately fifty thousand deaths. This cancer is also the most preventable cancer. There are about 1.4  million people living with or have survived colon cancer.

There are unfortunately not a lot of signs and symptoms of colon cancer. The few things that a person should look out for is change in bowl movements, and habits, abdominal pain and anemia’s.  There are two common risk factors when it comes to colon cancer, one is environmental and the other is genetic. Those who have a strong genetic history of colon cancer should start screening much earlier than those that do not. A sedentary lifestyle along with a diet low in fiber puts a person at high risk for colon cancer. Colonoscopy’s should be done at the age of 45. We hope you gain more information on Colon Cancer Awareness with Dr. Bomgaars & Dr. Shah in his video.

About Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers (ICRC) is the largest multi-specialty oncology network in the Greater Metro Phoenix area. They have over 100 medical providers, a robust Integrative Services program and a dedicated clinical research department. Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers has 15 valley locations and five comprehensive cancer care centers that offer a multi-disciplinary approach for expedited personalized patient care. For more information, please visit our website at