Let's Beat Cancer Together
As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health provides patients access to the most advanced cancer screening and treatment options for colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the second leading 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 caught early. Through proper colon 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. Individuals of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin regular screening at age 45. Individuals at higher risk should speak to their doctor about getting screened sooner.
Make an Appointment to Get Screened
By completing the form on this page or calling us, we can assist you in finding a doctor to discuss different types of colon cancer screenings. Make an appointment today to speak to a doctor about getting screened for colon cancer. It could save your life.
Screening = Prevention
Screening is the key to preventing colon cancer. We recommend that people
of average risk* of
colon cancer start regular screenings at age 45. Individuals at higher risk should speak to their doctor about getting
*Those considered to be at average risk, as it relates to screening, are those that do not have:
- A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain polyp types
- A family history of colorectal cancer
- A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease)
- A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC)
- A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
Creating a Safe Environment for our Patients & Staff
As the risks of COVID-19 become better understood, it is important for us to continue to provide the highest level of care that you deserve. Our hospitals, our community, and our state have worked together to implement safeguards to protect your health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that patients may have concerns with seeking medical care at this time however, it is important to continue your cancer screening and care. With our patients and team members at the forefront, our cancer centers and hospitals are taking the appropriate precautions and using best practices to continue to ensure the highest quality of cancer screening, care, protection, support and comfort for all of our patients.
Make an appointment with one of our health care providers now to talk about what screening schedule is best for you.
Send a Colon Screening Health eCard
Colorectal cancer screenings, like a colonoscopy, are the best way to catch colon cancer early or prevent colon cancer altogether. Show your loved one you’re thinking of them and their health by sending an eCard reminder to schedule their screening.
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