LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Colon cancer is one of the most detectable cancers.
It is highly recommended that you get screened, especially if you’re 45 or older, have a family history or if you’re having symptoms of colon cancer.
Dr. Jonathan Laryea, UAMS Colorectal Surgeon, says ‘at home tests’ work pretty well.
“We see tests like Cologuard and FIT tests that are advertised and those are good tests for screening and able to pick up early stages of colon cancer. And once we can pick them up at an early stage we can treat them and make an impact.” adds Dr. Laryea.
Dr. Laryea says those tests can be repeated annually or every other year.
Those ‘at home’ tests will be handed out at the 7th Annual Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors fighting colon cancer event.
It will be Saturday March 14, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel.
There will be raffles and door prizes, and if you don’t have a yoga mat, you can buy one for $10.