After sitting a few minutes in the waiting room I was asked to meet the doctor in his office. He stood up, smiled (oh God, why is he smiling?) and proceeded to close the door (oh God, why is he closing the door?").
With more than 400 American-accredited hospitals and clinics now offering Western-style medical treatment in 47 countries around the world, it's a bit of a no-brainer to check out your medical tourism options.
Let's set aside for the moment that the general area of the colon is NOT my favorite body part. And the idea of someone excavating down there -- well, let's just say I'd rather prepare income tax returns for my entire cul de sac.
Nearly 50,000 men and women die of colorectal cancer every year. It is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and most of the fatal cases occur in people who have not had a regular screening for cancer of the colon and rectum.
I loved my mother dearly, more than anything. She is an irreplaceable woman and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. I lost my mom to colon cancer after a six-year-hard fought battle with the disease. She died too young. She was diagnosed at age 50 and gone by 56.