Obesity is a known risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. A recent study out of Israel found that obese or overweight 17- and 18-year-olds can have an increased risk of developing colon and rectal cancer, and the risk may be increased as high as 50%! We now have another reason to encourage good eating and exercise habits for our children. The earlier these healthy life style habits begin, the better.
I would like to introduce you to my son, Dr. Michael Polcino III! He is a board certified colorectal surgeon and surgical oncologist. Today, he is discussing colorectal cancer and indications for a colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer for both men and women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. My son’s website is: colorectalsurgeryoflongisland.com His blog: colorectalsurgeryoflongisland.com/blog
My vimeo channel: vimeo.com/channels/drpolcino