Gastrointestinal Cancer Center

Medical Minutes with Russell Langan, MD

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of New Jersey provides expertise in the management of upper and lower gastrointestinal tract tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, melanoma and endocrine tumors. We offer expert, state-of-the-art care for oncology problems ranging from the simplest to the most complex.

Our approach is designed specifically to integrate with a multidisciplinary care plan combining medicine, surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, as necessary. Our expert physicians emphasize patient-centered, compassionate care. Our physicians are among the most accomplished and highly trained in the region, making every effort to apply minimally invasive techniques whenever feasible.

Screening Equals Prevention

In their early stages, gastrointestinal cancers may have no symptoms. Colorectal cancer screening is designed to help with early detection of colorectal tumors.

For individuals with colorectal cancer risk factors, regular screenings should begin at an earlier age and/or be screened more often. Risk factors include a strong family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps, or a personal history of an inflammatory bowel disease.

Routine colorectal cancer screenings are the best way to prevent colon cancer or find it at an early, more treatable stage. Both men and women should adopt a regular examination schedule, beginning at age 50, even if they have no gastrointestinal cancer symptoms.

One of the most respected cancer hospitals in NJ, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center offers comprehensive services that include the most advanced, innovative approach to colorectal cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Our team of health care professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of diagnosis and care.

By taking action through proper colon care and regular screenings, you can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.