Colon cancer is one of the most detectable, preventable and treatable cancers!
So why is it the second
leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.?
Because people don’t take advantage of the most effective screening tool available—the colonoscopy. If everyone 50 years and older was screened regularly, as many as 80% of these deaths could be prevented*.
Why you should be screened
Colonoscopy screenings save lives by finding and removing precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—before they turn into cancer. This screening tool also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.
Colorectal cancer affects both men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. A colonoscopy screening is recommended beginning at age 50, age 45 for African Americans, or earlier if there is a personal or family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or if there are symptoms.
Early detection is vital — over 80% of all cases of colorectal cancer can be prevented with recommended screening.
ECGPA wants to help you stay cancer-free
We encourage you to talk to people who have had the screening. Most will admit that the prep and procedure were not nearly as bad as they had imagined, and the resulting peace of mind is well worth it.
Your physician will talk with you before and after the procedure, and if results are normal, a follow-up office appointment is not necessary. Regardless of the findings, a prompt, detailed report is sent to your primary care physician.
No referral needed for most insurances. Call us today.
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