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How to Lower the Risk

There are some habits you can maintain or avoid to help reduce your risk for developing colorectal cancer. These include:

  • Maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Limiting red and processed meats
  • Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Limiting alcohol use
  • Quitting smoking

A colonoscopy procedure is easier than you might think. Talk with your provider about your risks and the right time to schedule your colonoscopy. If you are 45 or older and have not been screened, the time is now. Do not delay the care you need.

GI Physicians

Jackson Purchase Medical Center houses two GI doctors as well as two APRNs in the field.

We are no longer requiring a physician's referral to schedule a colonoscopy or a GI office visit. To schedule an appointment, call 270.251.4575.

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