Colon Cancer – You can Prevent It | Screening Colonoscopy |
Day of Procedure | What is a Colonoscopy
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Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of Cancer related deaths in the United States. Most recent estimates for Colorectal Cancer in the United States for 2009 are:
- 106,100 new cases of Colon Cancer
- 40,870 new cases of Rectal Cancer
- 49,920 deaths from Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer risk increases with age. With early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps, survival rates exceed 90 %. Undergoing routine screening through a procedure known as a Colonoscopy remains the number one way to detect early stages of Colon Cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that everyone over the age of 50, have a Screening Colonoscopy. However, people with a personal or family history of polyps should talk to their Primary Care Health Providers about beginning Screenings earlier than age 50.
Culpeper Surgery Center has a beautiful Endoscopy Suite and has other Procedure Rooms to make the Colonoscopy more convenient and less stressful than ever before. The Endoscopy Suite and Procedure Rooms features state of the art equipment - the Olympus Endoscopes - run by highly skilled Staff, and the Center has a very professional and private environment for preparing and recovering from the procedure.
Culpeper Surgery Center is committed to increase awareness of Colon Cancer in the Community, and is pleased to offer a screening program in coordination with the Primary Care Health Providers and the GI Specialists who are dedicated to the highest level of professionalism.
Culpeper Surgery Center provides the highest quality of outpatient Surgical Services to the Community in the most aesthetically pleasing environment.