VA encourages Veterans to get a colonoscopy


VA News – Colorectal cancer is one of the leading cancer killers, and it often has no symptoms. That is why getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is so important, because it really prevents and decreases mortality.

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, president of the American Medical Association and a Navy Veteran, just turned 45 and did what we should all do at that age: Get a colonoscopy. “I don’t know if looking forward to it is the right phrase, but I know it’s the right thing for me to do.” he said.