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Dr. Ryan Williams is a colorectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. He is a graduate of Albion College in Michigan and Michigan State University’s medical school.

Colonoscopy: What’s stopping you?

Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancers – one in eighteen Americans will be diagnosed this year with colon cancer.

Up to 85% of colon cancers could be prevented or successfully treated if everyone who is eligible for a colonoscopy got screened. Colon cancer is preventable, and if detected early it is also one of the most curable.

Dr. Williams shares the three most common reasons that may stop people from getting their colonoscopy.

Get Well Wednesdays: Don’t Be Afraid Of A Colonoscopy  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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