Cancer Screening Colonoscopies Now Recommended for Patients 45 and Older

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Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Colon & Rectal Surgery

Did you know that the American Cancer Society, the US Preventive Services Task Force, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons all recommend that colon cancer screenings begin at age 45 rather than age 50?

Help us prevent, beat, and treat colon cancer by calling to schedule your screening or surveillance colonoscopy. Or, refer a friend or family member because you could help save a life!

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but has a 90% survival rate when detected early. And colon cancer is one of the few preventable cancers. 

A traditional colonoscopy allows our doctors to identify and remove polyps, which can prevent them from progressing to colon cancer.

The physicians and staff at ColoRectal Specialists prioritize patient care, patient safety, and patient education. Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, our goals and focus remain the same: to deliver high quality healthcare in a safe and efficient manner. 

Give our office a call today to arrange an exam and to ask about the new screening recommendations that have been adopted to combat the increasing rate of colon cancer at earlier ages.

And remember: screening is important because colon cancer is preventable, beatable, and treatable! +


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