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 colorectal cancer.
Colorectal 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. Colorectal cancer is beatable and treatable, but only if caught early. Through proper 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 colorectal cancer screenings. Make an appointment today to speak to a doctor about getting screened. It could save your life.
Screening = Prevention
Screening is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. We recommend that
people of average risk* of colorectal 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 colorectal cancer or HNPCC)
- A personal history of getting radiation to the abdomen (belly) or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
Make an appointment with one of our health care providers now to talk about what screening schedule is best for you.
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