Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancers and can be very deadly. It has been said that 1 of 3 people who develop colon cancer will lose their lives. Fortunately, thanks to advancements in screening technology, getting tested for this form of cancer can allow a Southaven gastroenterologist to detect signs of colon cancer in its early stages.
The general population should undergo regular colon cancer screening after the age of 50. African Americans are particularly susceptible for this condition, and so African American patients should begin regular screening after the age of 45. If you have a family history or if you believe you are at higher risk, you may want to be tested sooner. At Premier Gastroenterology, PC, we offer colon cancer screening for adults who want to have assurance about their health.
There are many different ways to screen for colon cancer. Depending on whether or not you are coming in with symptoms or as a preventative measure, we can offer you a variety of screening options. This may include a sigmoidoscopy, a fecal occult blood test, a colonoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy, or a combination of these tests.
To make an appointment with a knowledgeable Southaven gastroenterologist for screening, call us today at (662) 349-6113. Our team serves patients throughout the Mid-South and the greater Memphis area.