Avoiding a Colonoscopy? This Doctor and Patient Share Why It’s Not So Bad

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Long Beach Memorial
Bhavesh B. Shah, MD
Featured speaker:

Bhavesh B. Shah, MD

Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center; Gastroenterology Director, Todd Cancer Institute
Specialties:
  • Gastroenterology

Bhavesh B. Shah, M.D., an associate with Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates is the new Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology at Long Beach Memorial and will serve as the Gastroenterology Director at the Todd Cancer Institute.

Podcast Summary

Colonoscopies are the gold standard to detect colorectal cancer, but many Americans avoid this potentially life-saving screening. About 1 in 3 adults between 50 and 75-years-old – approximately 23 million people – are not getting tested as recommended. However, with early detection and regular screenings, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers.