Colon Cancer Screening Program
Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is the #2 cause of cancer-related
deaths in the nation, but it is one of only a few cancers that can be
prevented. Colon cancer is beatable and treatable, but only if we catch
it in time by making an appointment to be screened.
Make an Appointment and Get Screened
completing the form on this page or calling us, we can assist you in finding a specialist
to schedule you for a screening.
Through proper colorectal cancer screening, like a colonoscopy, a gastroenterologist
can find and remove polyps hidden in the colon before they become cancerous.
Sometimes, removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.
Screening = Prevention
Regular screening is the key to preventing colon cancer. The American Cancer
Society recommends routine colon cancer screenings for:
- All men and women
- First screening by age 50
If you have a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer because of your
family history or any other factors, you may need to begin screening at
a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently. Make an appointment
with one of our health care providers now to talk about what screening
schedule is best for you.