A colonoscopy is your most powerful defense against colon cancer. It is the most comprehensive colon screening test available because it allows your doctor to examine colon for polyps, ulcers, tumors or lesions. If polyps or abnormalities are found during the examination, your doctor can remove them immediately.
It is estimated that between 60 and 90 percent of cancer deaths could be avoided if all Americans over the age of 50 got a colonoscopy. Most cancer screenings only detect the presence of cancer, but colonoscopies actually prevent you from getting colon cancer by removing precancerous polyps. For this reason, the colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for colon screening.
Most adults who are at average risk for colon cancer are eligible for a colonoscopy at age 50. Maybe you are eligible for a colonoscopy this year, but you have some uncertainties about the exam. You may not know how to go about scheduling a colonoscopy or who to call. There is no need to worry, though. Sometimes, you just need a step in the right direction.
Stop Colon Cancer Now partners with physicians and surgery centers nationwide, and they are available to answer your questions. Each of our gastroenterologists are board-certified, and all of our centers are accredited. This means you can rest assured that you’ll receive a quality colonoscopy from a professional, compassionate medical team.
We have created a simple Find a Center tab that will connect you to a licensed gastroenterologist and accredited center in just a few clicks of the mouse. Click on your state, and you will have immediate access to our partner centers in your area. There is even a Schedule an Appointment button where you can enter your information and you don’t even need to pick up the phone.
Take a stand against colon cancer during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. When you schedule a colonoscopy, you are making a commitment to lifelong colon health and overall wellness!