Sunday, March 28, 2010

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women.

Dr. Christina Czyrko, a colorectal surgeon from the Hospital of Central Connecticut, was a recent guest on Healthy Rounds. She emphasized the importance of diet and exercise as a way of avoiding this deadly condition:
-grilled and processed meats should be avoided
-a diet rich in whole grains and fruits is preferred
-regular exercise is crucial

Colonoscopy remains the best screening examination and should be performed at regular intervals as recommended by a primary care physician.

More information can be obtained by going to the Healthy Rounds website, at