Can your annual visit to your gynecologist save your life?
Every year more than 70,000 women are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Many of those women see a gynecologist for an annual check-up. In fact, the gynecologist may be their primary health care provider with a unique opportunity to help women decide on colorectal cancer screening.
A new Committee Opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that while colonoscopy is the preferred method for screening, women should also hear about other options. The Committee Opinion stresses:
Women should be screened using the method that they are most comfortable with and most likely to complete.