Peace of mind is just a screening away.
A colonoscopy helps find polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous. It can also identify colon and rectal cancers early, when the odds of successful treatment are highest. Colon and rectal cancer rates have increased in young and middle-aged adults.* If you’re 45 or older, ask your doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy.
TAKE A COLON HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Early Detection of Colon Cancer
Why get screened for colon cancer?
Screening may find diseases at an early stage, when a doctor has a better chance of treating or preventing the disease. The American College of Gastroenterology recommends screening for colon cancer:
- At age 40 for any person with a first degree relative with colon cancer.
- At age 45 for people who are not at increased risk of the disease.
- Swallowing disorders
- Acid related problems- Reflux and Ulcer disease
- Intestinal disorders and diarrhea
- Diseases of the Liver and Pancreas
- Reflux disease
- I.B.D. (inflammatory bowel disease)
- I.B.S. (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Diagnostic upper and lower endoscopy procedures to evaluate the esophagus, stomach, upper intestine and colon.
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Cancer Screening
- Esophageal Dilatation
- Treatment of Hemorrhoids
- Endoscopic mucosal
- Therapeutic upper and lower endoscopic procedures stretching the esophagus, stopping GI bleeding, removing polyps and relieving obstructions.
To find a gastroenterologist or provider specializing in gastroenterology, call 800.424.DOCS.