It might not sound like the ideal gift, but a colonoscopy could be an important one – to both yourself and your family.
Those who are willing to have a colonoscopy to detect pre- or early cancers give themselves peace of mind and the chance to quickly treat any growths.
In turn, they give their loved ones lots of time with them and a sense of security.
“I’m going to be screened so I can be around for me and my family,” says Bill Holloway, age 41, who lost his father to colon cancer. “Some think it will hurt. That’s not the case. You’re out the whole time.”