It's all about the numbers...
Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer and 2nd leading cause of death in the U.S.
Colonoscopy can detect about 95% of cancers and find and remove precancerous polyps.
Risk of colorectal cancer begins to increase after age 40, rises sharply between the ages of 50-55 then doubles with each succeeding decade.
Treatment is most effective when colon cancer is found early.
You should have your first colonoscopy at age 50 - earlier if an immediate family member has had colon cancer.
Over a third of adults ages 50-75 remain untested for colorectal cancer.
If you're among the 1 in 3 and are ready to improve your numbers, we make it easy!
Two excellent board-certified colorectal surgeons provide colonoscopies for our patients. We have all the info you need on our website and before long you'll be relieved to have checked that off your to-do list!
Talk to your provider about screening colonoscopy. Your health matters!
|When my husband had a health crisis a few years ago, Dr. Metelits spent an hour and a half with him to get to the root of the problem.|