Great Neck, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 5, 2006
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Early stage detection of colorectal tumors means a 90 percent survival rate, and is widely recommended for people over 50, or people over 40 with a family history of the disease.
Because the condition often shows no symptoms in its early stages, the importance of screening for colon cancer cannot be understated. For many, however, thoughts of colonoscopies and rectal procedures can understandably be a source of anxiety. Current healthcare statistics indicate low screening rates for those most at risk for the disease. Recognizing the importance of proper testing and treatment for the disease, Health Site Guide (http://www.healthsiteguide.com), the free health information portal, is currently running a feature on colon cancer screening as part of the site’s new Health Spotlight.
“Health Site Guide was created for people who search for healthcare information with ‘a level of anxiety’ and want information faster and easier,” stated Bob Lipp, co-creator of Health Site Guide. “We provide pre-searched, direct links to a wide range of information available on leading websites, and now we are adding spotlight features on important issues like colon cancer screening.”
The special feature on colon cancer screening can be found on the Health Site Guide homepage (http://www.healthsiteguide.com), by clicking on the graphic titled “Health Spotlight: Colon Cancer Screening.” From there, visitors can access a variety of healthcare sites with direct links to the page on colon cancer screening. General information, videos, 3D animation, comments from medical doctors, leading societies and colon care organizations are all represented on the spotlight page. The information is extensive, and Lipp believes that those of screening age who have not made their appointment should study the information being presented.
“We at Health Site Guide understand that getting screened for colon cancer can be a cause of great anxiety,” Lipp states, “Hopefully this spotlight will help individuals along in making this important decision.”
Health Site Guide features include overviews of leading websites written by a medical savvy staff, links to drug information, videos, animation, medical encyclopedias, human body atlas, interactive tools, and more. Along with colon cancer, there are several hundred other health concerns which link users to sites where they can find the information they need, by going right to the subject page.
The site also includes a membership area where individuals (who provide a nickname and password only, no personal information is ever required) can participate in forums or create their own blog, have a personal page, receive the latest streaming news on a wide range of health concerns, and more, making http://www.healthsiteguide.com a fully interactive and informative experience.
About Health Site Guide
http://www.healthsiteguide.com is owned by Health Site Guide Inc. The site is a portal that makes it fast and easy to access a broad range of healthcare information and special features, which are available on today’s healthcare websites. The company is not affiliated with any third party.