Colon Cancer Screening
The American Cancer Society estimates that 135,430 cases of colorectal cancers will be diagnosed in 2017 and cause an estimated 50,260 deaths.*†
Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. If everybody aged 50 or older had regular screening tests, as many as 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented.
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancer is found early and treated are still alive five years later.
If you are aged 50 or older or think you may be at higher than average risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about getting screened.
At Queen City Gastroenterology & Hepatology, we will schedule and perform your screening colonoscopy in a timely manner and a comfortable state-of-the-art office based AAAHC endoscopy suite. We ensure that your colonoscopy appointment in scheduled in two weeks or less.
*American Cancer Society 2017 †Source: USCS