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.