BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Dr. Howard Sonderling, unquestionably one of the leading and most respected Gastroenterologists in South Florida, is helping a woman celebrate her 50th birthday by performing a colonoscopy on her and four of her friends.
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Susan Ruby is turning 50 this September. Susan knew that screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50, but figured she had a whole year to delay scheduling an appointment. Then recently, 2 of her friends were diagnosed with colon cancer and suddenly, waiting didn’t seem like such a good idea. She made an appointment with her Digestive CARE physician, Dr. Howard Sonderling, to discuss scheduling a colonoscopy.
Susan took it a step further. She didn’t want her friends waiting either, so Susan declared that this year, her birthday gift to herself was a birthday party, complete with balloons and a cake, at a surgery center getting screened for colon cancer along with 4 of her closest friends. “Nobody likes to think about having this procedure, but I didn’t want people I cared about putting it off any longer. I wanted to make this a fun, positive event that celebrated staying healthy together,” said Susan.
The ‘birthday party’ colonoscopies will all be performed on a single day and Dr. Sonderling is delighted that patients like Susan are taking this important step in protecting their health. “Colon cancer kills more than 55,000 people each year, and it’s all preventable,” said Dr. Sonderling. “All colon cancer, we believe, begins as benign polyps, and in theory, if we caught every one of those polyps, we could eliminate colon cancer.”
To make an appointment with Dr. Howard Sonderling, simply telephone 561-208-2121.