COLON RECTAL SURGERY
Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States, according to the CDC?
By age 50 you are at higher risk of developing this form of cancer. Doctors recommend you have your first colonoscopy at age 50, then annually to screen for colon cancer.
Let’s face it; No one wants to have someone look inside their colon. That’s probably why 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 50 and 70 are not getting tested. It’s also likely the reason why so many people die from colorectal cancer every year.
Symptoms Of Colon Cancer Includes:
- Changes in bowel movements
- Persistent constipation
- Rectal cramping
- Rectal bleeding
- Dark patches of blood in or on stool
- Long, thin, pencil-like stools
- Abdominal discomfort
- Unexplained fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Pelvic pain
A colonoscopy is the only screening test that can prevent many colorectal cancers.
Screening detects abnormal growths or polyps in the colon or rectum before they turn into cancer. If precancerous polyps are found, they can easily be removed. If colorectal cancer is found early enough, it is highly treatable. It’s when cancer goes undetected, untreated or not found early enough is when colorectal cancer becomes a life-threatening issue.
FIND A TOP10MD COLORECTAL SURGEON NEAR YOU
There are hundreds of Colorectal Surgeons to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Advanced Colon and rectal procedures take the skill and finesse of an experienced surgeon. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Colorectal Surgeons – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
For your peace of mind, Top10MD Colorectal Surgeons’ credentials are validated yearly to verify medical licenses have no serious patient care sanctions, current Board Certifications in their given medical specialty, current DEA & DPS licenses, and malpractice insurance. A Top10MD has at least 5+ years experience or has performed 300+ procedures in their given specialty and a current Patient Satisfaction Score of 8.5 or higher.