Doc Talk: Risks for colon cancer


As most of you know, colon cancer can be a very deadly disease if not caught in time for treatment. So in the video below, we asked Dr. Chad Wigington of Mercy Health to talk about some of the factors that put people at a higher risk of developing colon cancer.

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Wigington discuss risk factors for colon cancer. He also gives us the straight scoop on what a colonoscopy is really like and if it’s as bad as some people make it out to be.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wigington, call Mercy’s Gastroenterology Clinic at 479-338-3030. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540. Or click HERE for more information.

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