Men's health: Remember to schedule your regular screenings

When John Zaske was asked about colonoscopies he was quick to reply with a chuckle, “It’s not something as guys we talk about.”

Born and raised in Arlington, John is the facilities manager at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and the Fire Chief of the Arlington Fire Department. He has many friends and family members in town, but doesn’t know whether or not his buddies have had colonoscopies.  However, he has and he’s ready to talk about this important cancer screening.

Although John doesn’t have any family history of colon cancer, he suggests, “Not knowing your family history is a reason in itself to get screened.”

Since colonoscopies are currently not a topic of conversation at the fire station, John fully expects to get “razzed” by the guys when they discover that he’s promoting the procedure. “There’s honestly nothing about the screening that’s a big deal—none of it. But cancer IS a big deal. Get screened.” 

 

Colon Screening