Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Stephen Szabo was interviewed for an article that ran in the Gwinnett Daily Post on April 5. The article, written by Leslie Wiggins, followed the story of a man who underwent treatment for colon cancer in 2002.
In the story, Dr. Szabo spoke of the importance of proper screening by colonoscopy for colon cancer, even though some people might hesitate to go through with the procedure.
“The procedure is very intrusive and I think people are either shy or uncomfortable talking about issues regarding their colon or digestive system.”
Dr. Szabo also said it is frustrating that a cancer so preventable is the third most common cancer in men and women.
“Half the country is not getting adequate screening, and that’s why it’s such a common disease,” he said.