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Posts for: February, 2020

By Queens Boulevard ASC
February 20, 2020
Category: Gastroenterology

If you're turning 50, your primary care physician will want you to have a colonoscopy, today's best colon cancer screening test. Performed by your board-certified gastroenterologist at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY, this painless evaluation visualizes areas of concern in the large intestine. It's your best insurance against malignancy and other bowel issues.

Why age 50?

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance indicates that one in 23 adult Americans develop colorectal cancer. Further, the American Cancer Society says people have an increased survival rate when the cancer is detected early.

Age 50 has been determined as the optimal time to begin routine screening with this lighted scope passed painlessly through the anus, rectum and entire length of the bowel.

What your doctor looks for

A routine screening colonoscopy is performed with the benefit of sedation. A thorough, at-home bowel cleansing prepares you for this 45-minute procedure and gives your gastroenterologist a clear view of the large intestine.

Specifically, they looks for polyps, typically benign growths ranging from a quarter inch to several inches in size. Though most are harmless, some polyps may develop into colon cancer. In fact, all colon cancer does start as polyps. As such, these growths must be discovered, removed, or snared, and biopsied.

In addition, your physician uses colonoscopy to understand reasons for unexplained bleeding, diarrhea and more.

It's so important

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the US, says the American Cancer Society. Plus, according to Healthline, colon cancer rates are increasing in the under 50 population. As such, early and routine screening for polyps remains critical to long-term health goals.

In Reno Park...

Your gastroenterologists at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center offer state of the art colon cancer screening in a comfortable, patient-centered environment. Phone for an appointment at (718) 406-8000.




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