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The Faces of Gastroenterology

The Oregon Clinic

Presented by The Oregon Clinic May 31, 2022

Back row: (L-R) Karl Kim, MD; Rebecca Fausel, MD; Domi Le, MD; Jeffrey Duman, MD; Justine Hum, MD

Front row (L-R) Brintha Enestvedt, MD MBA, Sidharth Bhardwaj, MD; Elliott Joo, MD; Susan Johnson, MD

Colorectal cancer is the second most common and deadly cancer in men and women. Getting regular colonoscopies can reduce your chance of developing colorectal cancer by 89%. “Screening is vital to preventing colorectal cancer,” says Dr. Karl Kim. “While any screening is better than none, Colonoscopy is the gold standard because it is the only screening that can detect and remove pre-cancerous polyps. It’s an incredible preventive tool.”

The rates of colorectal cancer in people under 50 have doubled in recent years. The trend is so alarming that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45 for people at average risk. Some people may hesitate to get a colonoscopy, but the board-certified, nationally renowned gastroenterologists at The Oregon Clinic work hard to make the experience as easy as possible.

“Our patients’ well-being is our highest priority,” says Dr. Brintha Enestvedt. “They entrust us with their care, and we take that seriously. We understand the sensitive nature of what we do, and we make every effort to help patients feel welcome and comfortable every step of the way.”

If you’re 45 or older, talk to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy. You’ll increase your chances of finding colorectal cancer early or preventing it.

The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology | oregonclinic.com

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