Screening for colon cancer

With March recognized as Colon Cancer Awareness month, it's a good time of the year to talk about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer. Deaths related to colon cancer have actually gone down in because more and more people are going for colonoscopies.

Plus, knowing the signs and symptoms is also critical especially if colon cancer runs in your family. Munson Gastroenterologist, Dr. Jeffrey Goldman, who practices at Digestive Health Associates says family history, age and diet all play into the risk factors for colon cancer. Dr. Goldman says that people need to realize the importance of colonoscopies and how they are life saving.

To see the complete interview that aired during 7&4 News Today, click on the video above.