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By Queens Boulevard ASC
October 02, 2017
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Colon Cancer  

Colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer according to the Centers colon canv=cerfor Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However thanks to improvements in screening, early detection and treatment, more and more men and women are surviving colon cancer than ever. The gastroenterologists at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY offer early detection and screening for colon cancer and other stomach and esophageal conditions.

Colon Cancer Screening and Treatment in Rego Park, NY

The colon (also known as the large intestine) is part of the digestive system, which also includes the small intestine, stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder. Colorectal cancers affect the large intestine and the rectum, which make up the lower part of the digestive tract. Like many forms of cancer, colon cancer is the most treatable when diagnosed in the early stages. But colon cancer symptoms in the earlier stages of the disease tend to be rare, which is why screening is such an important tool.

Why are Colon Cancer Screenings Important?

Colon cancer usually begins as a collection of benign cells known as polyps in the lining of the large intestines. The only way to detect the presence of polyps is through a colon cancer screening known as a colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy a stomach doctor will use a device known as an endoscope, which has a light and a small camera at the tip that takes pictures of the inside of the colon. Colon cancer screenings can find polyps and abnormalities in the large intestine before they have a chance to become malignant, making them the best defense against colorectal cancer.

The American Cancer Society recommends that most healthy adults begin routine colon cancer screenings at age 50. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors, your doctor may recommend that you begin screening earlier.

Find a Stomach Doctor in Rego Park, NY

For more information about colon cancer prevention, treatment, and to learn more about your individual risk factors, contact Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center by calling (718) 406-8000 to schedule an appointment today.




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(718) 406-8000