ColoRECTAL Cancer is the 2ND LEADING CAUSE OF CANcER-RELATED DEATHS AMONG ADULTS IN THE u.S.

A Colonoscopy Screening Can Help Save Your Life

Colon cancer doesn’t always show signs. That’s why it’s important to regularly schedule a screening. According to the American Cancer Society, colonoscopy screenings and polyp removal help prevent colon cancer and decrease the number of colorectal cancer deaths.

If you have no family history of colorectal disease, you should have a colonoscopy by 50. If you do have a family history, the age to get screened is 10 years before your family member’s colorectal disease first occurred. For example, if a family member was diagnosed at 35 years old, you should schedule a colonoscopy at 25 years old.

Colonoscopies are a safe, effective way to examine the full lining of the colon and rectum, diagnose colorectal problems and ensure your health. At TCRS, our colorectal specialists perform over 8,000 colorectal procedures every year.

Why a Colorectal Specialist vs a GI doctor?

Colonoscopies can be performed by both a gastroenterologist and a colorectal physician. Should the results of your colonoscopy determine that additional treatment is required, a highly trained colorectal specialist is often the best provider of choice to provide that care. Early diagnosis and treatment by a colorectal expert could save your life.

Every TCRS specialist is certified by the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (ASCRS), the premier society for surgeons specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of colon and rectal disorders. As board-certified surgeons, TCRS physicians not only have proficiency in the field of general surgery, but they’ve also completed the most advanced training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of colon and rectal diseases and disorders.

Whether you have a family history or not, colorectal cancer screening is a proactive role in your own health care. Plus, colon cancer can be one of the most preventable types of cancer.

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