- Cancer of the colon or rectum is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States.
- More than 90% of cases occur in people age 50 or older.
- There are no symptoms when colorectal cancer is in its early stage.
- The risk of developing colorectal cancer at some point in your life is about 5% (1 in 20 people.)
- Early detection is key, and in many cases, when caught early, it's a very treatable disease.
Yet, 50% of men and women over 50 years old have not had regular colorectal cancer screenings.†
Colorectal Cancer ScreeningsWhy patients choose the Endoscopy Center at Greenwich Hospital:
- Greenwich Hospital's Endoscopy Center offers colonscopy and other endoscopic services in a convenient, friendly outpatient setting.
- Colonoscopy patients typically return home within a few hours.
- The Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's leading healthcare accrediting organization.
† CDC - Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control. Web. 30 Jan. 2012. (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/screening_rates.htm.)