Colon Cancer Is Important to Detect Early through Colonoscopy Screenings
Everyone is at risk for colon cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Both men and women are equally at risk of developing cancer in their colon or rectum.
Early detection often leads to full recovery.
Most colon cancer begins as small, precancerous polyps in the colon. When left untreated, the polyps can grow, develop cancer, and spread. Fortunately, most cases of colon cancer are preventable and treatable when caught early on through screening. Screening allows your physician to find and remove the polyps to prevent cancer from developing or to catch it in its earliest stages.
Colon cancer screening saves lives.
One of the biggest dangers of colon cancer is that most people have no signs or symptoms of the cancer early on. By the time symptoms begin to appear, the cancer may have already begun to spread. Regular screening is the key to avoiding and beating a colon cancer diagnosis.
The sooner colon cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
The American Cancer Society recommends that colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50 or as early as age 45 depending on high risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, poor diet, or a family history of certain types of cancer.
Amberwell offers colonoscopy screening for early detection of colon cancer.
A colonoscopy is the best and most reliable way to prevent or detect colon cancer. The screening allows the surgeon to both find and remove precancerous or cancerous polyps. A colonoscopy is not something to be feared or avoided–it is a lifesaving procedure and we’re here to help you through it every step of the way.
Schedule your colonoscopy today.
Amberwell is grateful to have general surgeon Dr. Roderick Warren who is able to remove polyps or benign growths during your colonoscopy procedure before cancer has the chance to develop or spread. This cannot always be done when going to a gastroenterologist (GI) specialist for a colonoscopy, especially if the polyps are large. At Amberwell Health, you can be confident that you are taking every necessary step to prevent colorectal cancer.
Don’t delay. Most colon cancers are preventable, treatable, and beatable. Our providers work with you to make the process easy and give you your best chance at preventing this deadly cancer.