As the only physician in my family, it is fairly common for family members to approach me for medical advice. As everyone ages, the complexity and range of questions continues to expand. Often I am not sure if they are testing me or if they are seeking a “second” opinion for what has already been suggested to them by their doctor.
One of the toughest conversations we have is regarding colonoscopy screening. Obviously, it involves a sensitive subject, but I feel it’s important that we all understand the potentially life-saving benefits of early detection of colon cancer.