With March being colon cancer awareness month, I wanted to help promote the message that this is a highly treatable cancer and often curable when detected at a localized stage in the bowel. Here are a few other key points to keep in mind regarding Colon Cancer:

  • The American Cancer Society recommends beginning screening at 45 years old for average-risk individuals and high-risk individuals being screened earlier and more frequently.
  • A screening colonoscopy is the best way for prevention and early detection of colon cancer. You can learn more about why this exam is considered the gold standard for colon cancer screening by visiting our colonoscopy webpage.
  • We offer a Direct Access Colonoscopy scheduling option for screening colonoscopy procedures that does not require an office visit before the colonoscopy. This saves the patient time and the cost of an office visit. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding this colonoscopy scheduling option at 210-615-8308.
Everyone should be screened for colorectal cancer. Get your colonoscopy and prevent colon cancer

Colon Cancer Awareness Month Events San Antonio 2024

Whether you have a personal connection to colon cancer or want to help raise awareness… the San Antonio area has a great 5k run/walk event your family can participate in. I’m proud that my medical group, Gastroenterology Clinic of San Antonio, is a presenting sponsor this year and helping to raise awareness within our community. Below, I’ve provided basic information on each local, national, and virtual event. Also, I will update event information and add new events to this page as they are announced.

National Dress Blue Day

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Event Info: click here
• Great opportunity to increase awareness at the office or with friends & family!

Project Cure CRC RFP Webinar

Date: March 5, 2024
Location: Virtual
Event Info: click here

Get Your Rear in Gear 5k Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Location: Morgan’s Wonderland – 5025 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233
Event Info: click here

*All 2024 events have not been published. Check back using the link above for this run/walk event in multiple Texas cities.