FOX 2 | The Doctor Is In: Colon Cancer Awareness


M. Najeeb Al Hallak, M.D., MS, medical oncologist and member of the Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Oncology and Phase 1 Clinical Trials Multidisciplinary Teams at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, explains why it is important for people to begin routine colonoscopies at age 45. A colonoscopy is the only cancer screening that includes cancer prevention. During the screening, doctors can eliminate polyps in the colon that could develop into cancer.

Dr. Al Hallak also answered questions for viewers on Facebook Live. Watch the conversation here.