Colon cancer is one of the top-five most common cancers in adults — although it’s also the most preventable. There are no early warning signs or symptoms for colon cancer — it’s recommended that all adults at the age of 45 or above follow a regular screening schedule, and those who are at greater risk for colon cancer may be screened more frequently.
Colon cancer has the highest survival rate when it’s detected early. According to the American Cancer Society, more than half of all colon cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented with proper screening and early detection.
The best way to detect early signs of colon cancer is to get a colonoscopy -- the most accurate test available. Colonoscopies are proven to help with early detection of the disease, saving many lives every day.
If you have concerns about your chance of colon cancer, it’s recommended that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or a specialist as early as possible, in order to allow for any further diagnosis.
There are many ways that you can combat the development of colon cancer, such as being physically active, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking.
Depending on its type and stage, there are many options available to treat colon cancer. Our team of specialists will put together a plan that works best for your specific situation. Whether it be local therapies (ones that treat the tumor specifically) or systemic therapies, we offer an array of treatment options we can tailor to you.
Treatments We Offer
- Minimally-invasive surgery options
- Radiation therapy
- Ablation therapy
- Targeted therapy
At Bon Secours, we understand how incredibly important early detection is when it comes to colorectal cancer. That’s why our team of primary care physicians are equipped to provide cancer screenings. We work tirelessly to make sure you have the easiest and best experience possible.
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