AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – When it comes to surviving colon cancer, early detection is key. That was the message from gastroenterologist, Dr. David Kalman in Agawam.
Kalman hosted an information session Saint johns Church Parish. He emphasized the importance of screening to reduce your chances of dying from colon cancer.
“We have a much better chance of survival. We have about a 90% survival in five years if you catch something at an early stage of cancer,” said Dr. David Kalman, a Springfield Gastroenterologist.
Dr. Kalman said people of average risk should begin colon cancer screenings at age fifty. Colon Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, and is very preventable with early screening and detection.