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2019 Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Promoting the awareness of colon cancer is a cornerstone of my practice and is particularly important in March with it being colon cancer awareness month. This year I wanted to dispel some of the misconceptions regarding colonoscopy being a difficult exam by featuring a video I created at the Preston Crossing Endoscopy Center that shows the colonoscopy experience of my partner, Dr. Ken Brown. We have a great team of nurses and technicians at the endoscopy center that will ensure your experience goes smoothly!

The key to beating colon cancer is early detection… get screened! If you’re 40+ years old, please discuss with your doctor when you should have a colonoscopy.”

-Arshad Malik, MD

 

Open Access Colonoscopy

 

I offer this option to save patients the time & expense of an office visit for screening colonoscopy exams. Learn more about this option by clicking on the open access colonoscopy page. My hope is that this time saving option will help to increase colon cancer participation rates in the Plano, TX area.

 

open access colonoscopy option button linking to page with detailed information

 

Colon Cancer Knows No Age

While it is true that your risk of colon cancer increases with age, it can occur in younger adults & teenagers. In 2018, the American Cancer Society recommended that colon cancer screening start at age 45, rather than 50, for average risk individuals. This change was made due to a higher incidence of colon cancer in younger adults.

TIP: Discuss your digestive symptoms and when you should be screened for colorectal cancer with your doctor. Doing so will significantly reduce your risk!

Colon Cancer Awareness Events DFW 2019

Get Your Rear in Gear

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Location: Trinity Park – 2201 W 7th St., Fort Worth, TX
  • Event Info: click here

Colorectal Cancer 5k Walk-A-Thon

  • Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Location: 1675 Republic Pkwy Mesquite, TX
  • Event Info: click here

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Undy Run/Walk

*The 2018 event was in November, so we would expect late fall for 2019 as well.

National Dress Blue Day

  • Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Event Info: click here