Dr. Mark Basco, Board Certified General Surgeon was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios on Friday. Host Jim Finks asked Dr Basco about what risk factors for colorectal cancer people have to consider.
Finks mentioned a statistic he had seen where 1 in 5 people who had developed colorectal cancer had family members who had it as well. Dr Basco said that even though the hereditary factor does play a role in developing the disease, you might still be at risk even if there isn’t a family history.
Dr. also urged throughout the interview that anybody who could be at risk for colorectal cancer, to go get screened for the disease.