Gastroenterology Diagnosis & Management

Working with You to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Our skilled physicians also focus on preventative care, including colonoscopy, which is the leading method to help detect and prevent colon cancer. A colonoscopy allows for early detection and removal of colon polyps, which are growths in the lining of the colon that can sometimes be cancerous or may grow to be cancerous. Beginning at age 50, doctors recommend that a colonoscopy be performed, at least every 10 years, or more often if a relative has colon cancer, or if a polyp is found. Colon cancer is preventable and highly treatable when caught at an early stage.