Be Seen, Get Screened's Physician Spotlight Q&A series highlights the work of health care professionals on the front line in the fight against colon cancer. In our latest Q&A, we talked to Dr. Louis Barfield, Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.
Be Seen, Get Screened: Can you tell us a bit about your professional experience, specifically in regards to colon cancer and colon cancer screening?
As a colon and rectal surgeon, cancer of the colon and rectum is one of the primary disease processes I treat. I perform surgical procedures that can potentially offer my patients a cure, particularly if the cancer is diagnosed in its early stages. That is why screening and early detection is so vital.