Colonoscopies save lives. Schedule yours today.
Colon cancer a cancer of the colon or rectum, is the second leading cancer killer yet one of the most preventable. Most cases start out in the lower part of the digestive system as abnormal but benign cell growths called polyps. While most polyps never cause problems, some may become cancerous. It is estimated that about 30% of middle aged or older adults have one or more colon polyp. In the early stages, precancerous polyps and colon cancer often have no symptoms.
Screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps fight colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. Unless you have a family history of colorectal cancer, regular colon cancer screenings should begin at age 50. For more information or to schedule your colonoscopy prep appointment, call one of the offices listed.
Riverside Peninsula Gastroenterology
- John W. Boyd, M.D.
- Frederick M. Gessner, M.D.
- William A. Hackworth, M.D.
- Ray L. James, Jr., M.D.
- John R. Stephens, M.D.
- Mark A. Titus, M.D.
Riverside Williamsburg Gastroenterology
Riverside Gloucester Surgery
Riverside White Stone Family Practice
Riverside Tappahannock Gastroenterology
Riverside Tappahannock Surgical Associates
Riverside Shore Gastroenterology
Riverside Shore Surgical Associates