If you’re 45 years of age or older, or have a family or personal history of colon cancer or polyps, it’s time to think about having a colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The good news? It’s also one of the most preventable. Early detection of colon cancer can save lives.
Colon cancer often begins as a noncancerous growth. During a colonoscopy, the most common colon cancer screening method, your doctor can detect and remove these growths long before they have the opportunity to become cancerous. The death rate from colon cancer has been dropping during the past 15 years, mainly as a result of increased screening.
Prevea Health’s gastroenterologists perform colonoscopies using state-of-the-art colonoscopy equipment, including high-definition monitors that allow for the most thorough exam and polyp removal, at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. We offer private rooms and bathrooms for preparation and recovery.
Most insurance providers, including Medicare, cover colonoscopies.
If you haven't had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years, please consider scheduling one today by calling Prevea Digestive Health at 920-457-4400.