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Issue #38 - December 27, 2016
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"If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of my body" Satchel Page
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Cancer of the colon or rectum is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk is equal in men and women and is most common after the age of 50 (although it may occur at younger ages). When detected early it is treatable and usually curable. If detected late, it is often lethal.
Most colorectal cancers develop from abnormal growths in the colon called polyps. If the polyps are not detected and removed, they may, in time, develop into cancers.
There a number of tests available to screen for colon polyps and cancer. These include a colonoscopy every 10 years, an annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to detect hidden blood in the stool, CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years, and fecal DNA testing every 3 years. Of these techniques, colonoscopy is the most accurate, has the advantage of being able to remove any polyps that are found during the procedure, and the ability to biopsy any suspicious areas in the colon.
Although colonoscopies are recommended every 10 years starting at age 50, there are people who should have the exam more frequently and starting at a younger age. These include those who have a close family member who has had colon cancer, those who themselves have previously had colon cancer or colon polyps, those who have other diseases known to increase the risk of colon cancer such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, and those with a known genetic predisposition to acquiring the disease.
The advent of colonoscopy has made colorectal cancer an entirely preventable disease. The discomfort of the procedure is negligible, and there is no excuse for anyone to not have colonoscopies performed beginning at age 50. So make an appointment to see your local gastroenterologist and schedule a screening colonoscopy.
This article was provided by one of FJMC’s most valued members and health care professional. We want to thank Dr Joel Kurtz from Toms River, New Jersey for his expertise and for being part of our health care team.
In our new format we have formed a great team of Doctors and Psychologists to give you the best possible healthtips in terms you can understand. Our new team consists of our new Co-Medical Editor - Dr. Steve Mandel Pediatric Neurologist, Dr. Seth Cohen, Dr. Joel Kurtz, Gastroenterologist; Dr. Mitchell Ross, Cardiologist; Dr. Dale Levy, Thoracic Surgeon; Dr. Gary Katz, Psychologist; Dr. Bob Braitman, Pediatrician; Elliot Feldman, CEO low vision occupational Therapy Clinic; and Elisabeth Mandel, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist.
"Never Take Advantage of Loyalty" - Unknown
Most of what is written in this article came from Dan Ferris and Mike Barrett, two of the editors for Stansberry Associates newsletters. This came from a talk in Las Vegas at the Stansberry Conference and Alliance meeting.
Six skills without which you cannot succeed in the financial markets
The next three are mental disciplines that you should try to master
Nassim Taleb said “Knowledge compounds over time. But in order to compound you must subtract what is wrong. The learning of life is to know what to avoid.”
The last point brings us full circle.
You can't be a successful investor without the courage of your knowledge and experience. False bravado won't cut it either. You must base your courage on what you've learned. And no matter what the original source for your ideas, you had better do the necessary work to own them intellectually and emotionally before you buy. Investing is like breathing. No one can do it for you.
The Wealth Conference at our International Convention in DC in July 2017 (to be immediately followed by the Womens League (WLCJ) Triennial convention will be a wonderful way to keep up with what is the latest in WealthManagement. Each issue we will try to fill you in more about this.
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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This work is based on current events, interviews, corporate press releases, and what we've learned from several mentioned health and wealth newsletters. It is also based on some personal experiences. It may contain errors and you shouldn't make any investment decision based solely on what you read here. It's your money and your responsibility. FJMC is not making specific recomendations of stocks or bonds just possible ideas that might be considered for research and investing purposes. This information is being provided for informational purposes only.
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