A colon cancer screening is an integral part of your preventive care and allows you to be proactive with your digestive health. The accomplished gastroenterologists of Illinois Gastroenterology Group in Elgin, Illinois, provide colon cancer screenings and many other preventive care methods. If you have symptoms or concerns about your digestive system, or if you think you should get a colon cancer screening, book online or call Illinois Gastroenterology Group today.
A colon cancer screening is designed to detect colon cancer and abnormal cells in your colon. Your Illinois Gastroenterology Group provider might recommend certain screening tests to look for any indications of colon cancer or noncancerous colon polyps, even for healthy people with no symptoms.
If you have an average risk of colon cancer, screenings are recommended to begin at around age 50. If you have an increased risk, you might need to begin screening sooner.
Different screening options are available. Your provider can discuss the screening in detail, so you know what to expect.
Colon cancer screening provides many benefits in addition to helping you and your provider determine if you have colon cancer. These include:
Colon cancer screenings are now more accurate and effective than ever before. Colon cancer screening is a key part of your preventive health care. Finding colon cancer in the earlier stages gives you the best possible chance for more effective treatment.
If you have questions about colon cancer screening or if you’d like to book your screening, click or call Illinois Gastroenterology Group today.