Colon Cancer Screening

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Lifesaving Early Detection

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the US, yet many adults don’t get the proper screenings they need to detect colon cancer early on.

Our cancer screenings save lives and protect you and those you love from colon cancer.

If you’re over 45, your insurance will fully cover the screening.

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The Colon Cancer Stages

Don’t let colon cancer go undetected.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the US.

Colon cancer screening is simple with our experienced gastroenterologists.

Why Do You Need A Colon Cancer Screening?

Colon cancer begins as polyps that develop within the lining of the colon. If left undetected, these polyps continue to grow.

Once they are large enough, they become cancerous and can continue to spread throughout the colon. Colon cancer develops slowly, sometimes taking up to a decade to develop. The screening tool we use is the best way to catch and remove the polyps before they turn cancerous.

If you are age 45 or older

and have never had a colon cancer screening, schedule an appointment with our team to discuss having one.

Who Needs a Colonoscopy and When?

Everyone should have a colon cancer exam around age 45. However, several situations call for performing an exam at a younger age.

Family History

If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should have a colon cancer exam by age 40.

In some cases, depending on the age of the family member(s) with colon cancer, an exam might be performed even earlier than age 40.

Gastrointesinal Concerns

A colon cancer exam can potentially determine the cause of your gastrointestinal concerns. They are performed on patients of varying ages who have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other gastrointestinal problems.

What to Expect

With Your Colon Cancer Screening

While there are a few options when it comes to screening for colon cancer, we recommend a colonoscopy, a quick outpatient procedure.

  1. When you arrive, we will make sure you feel comfortable and respected.
  2. You will be under sedation for about 20-30 minutes unless we find polyps we need to remove.
  3. One of our experienced gastroenterologists will guide a scope into the rectum and through the colon to examine the lining and look for any polyps or cancerous growths.
  4. If polyps need to be removed, the procedure may take up to an hour.

A cancer screening is a smart step to protect your health.

Getting Your Results

We will share your screening results with you immediately following your procedure.

If any biopsies were taken, they will be sent to the lab for further analysis, and you will receive the results in approximately 1- 2 weeks.

Depending on the results, additional screenings, procedures, or treatment plans may be necessary.

What type of visit do you need?

Our patient portal allows you to communicate securely with our practice and view your results.

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