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The Facts

  • 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 Screenings

Why 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.)

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