Screening & Prevention
One of the most common procedures a gastroenterologist performs is a colonoscopy.
According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the second leading
cause of cancer deaths in the US and only 4 out of 10 people will detect
it early. If you are 50 or older, talk with your physician about scheduling
a colon cancer screening. A screening is the process of looking for cancer
or pre-cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. A regular
screening can often prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing
polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment