Colon cancer screenings & other services
Nearly 100,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in the United States this year and colon cancer has the third highest incidence of cancer-related deaths. One of the best ways to reduce this statistic is to make sure that everyone gets regular screenings starting at age 50 or earlier if there are other risk factors such as family history.
Colonoscopy is an important tool in the detection and prevention of colon cancer. During a colonoscopy, your physician has the ability to remove polyps, which are small growths that have the potential of turning into cancer if left in place. For some people, the removal of polyps can prevent colon cancer.
There are more options for colon cancer screening as well. Talk to your doctor about the best option for you.
If you are due for colon cancer screening, call our gastroenterology specialists at (209) 536-5760.