Colorectal Cancer Alert
The American Cancer Society has generated standards which call for screening
for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50 for all individuals. If you
have a family history of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society
standards state that screening should begin at age 40.
Colorectal cancer is a very curable and survivable disease if detected
early and yet has a high fatality rate without early detection. Despite
the fact that the medical community has been well aware of the need for
screening for early detection of colorectal cancer for many years, many
physicians still fail to advise their patients to undergo the relatively
simple and potentially life-saving screening procedures for colorectal cancer.
If you or a loved one are over 50 and have been diagnosed with colorectal
cancer and had never been screened or advised to be screened by your physician
beginning at age 50 (or age 40 if you have a family history of colorectal
cancer), you may have a claim against your physician. Further, in some
cases, physicians recommend screenings based upon certain high risk factors
starting as early as puberty.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and have
not been appropriately screened, please contact us free of charge to discuss
your case at (800) 835-4681 or (314) 721-4000. Our phones are answered
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will never be charged for a consultation
and you will never be charged attorneys’ fees unless we successfully
collect for your damages.
For more information, see our Colorectal Link to the
American Cancer Society recommendations.