Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and is also one of the most preventable.

Currently it is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed for men and 2nd most common for women in the entire world. In the United States, more than 50,000 people die from Colorectal Cancer annually. One of the most important areas of our practice is to help people detect and remove their risk of colon cancer in all patients by means of screening. Screening is the process of looking for cancer or pre-cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Regular Colorectal Cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing Colorectal Cancer. Although there are multiple different tests that are currently available for colon cancer screening, the best test to help detect polyps, is a colonoscopy.

Colon Cancer Basics

From the time the first abnormal cells start to grow into polyps, it usually takes about 10 to 15 years for them to develop into Colorectal Cancer.

With regular screening colonoscopy, most polyps can be found and removed before they even have the chance to turn into cancer. Screening with colonoscopy can also find Colorectal Cancer early, when it is highly curable.

Colon Cancer Prevention

Screening is recommended for ALL PERSONS starting at age 50.

People at higher risk, such as those with a family history of Colorectal Cancer, would benefit from starting screening with colonoscopy at a younger age.

Colon Cancer Treatment

We, at Great Lakes Gastroenterology, also have partnered with the leaders of industry and pioneers in the use of bowel preparations for colonoscopy to provide our patients access to new and cutting-edge options with our clinical trials.

This allows us to provide patients with treatments that would not otherwise be available to them and possibly to help reduce their overall costs.

Call us today at (440) 205-1225 to schedule your screening.  You can also visit our clinical trials page to see if you would qualify for one of our trials.

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