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Colon Cancer Survival Rates Increasing
However, this is due to the rise in life-saving, preventative colorectal cancer screenings. There are many effective methods to test for colon cancer, but the most thorough exam is a colonoscopy. Are you at risk for colon cancer?
A colonoscopy is widely recognized as the gold standard for both detecting and treating colorectal cancer. During a colonoscopy, the physician examines the entire colon, searching for polyps or abnormalities.
What is a polyp? A polyp is a small growth that protrudes from the lining of the large intestine. While polyps are usually, they are capable of becoming cancerous if left untreated. One of the many benefits of a colonoscopy is that if colon polyps are found, they can be removed right on the spot. There is no need to schedule another appointment for removal.
Are you at risk? Take this colon cancer risk quiz to find out.
If you’re at risk for colon cancer and located near San Antonio, you may schedule your colonoscopy with one of our premiere endoscopy centers. Either call the number on this website or click the “request appointment” button on this page. Remember, even if you’re not at risk, you should schedule a your first colonoscopy if you’re age 45 or older.
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