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Colon Cancer Prevention and More

If You Are 50 Or Older, Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, for both male and female. The good news is that colon cancer is preventable. If you are over 50, you need a colon cancer screening. Currently only 40% of adults are being screened.
According to the American Cancer Society, 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, and one-third of them will die from it. Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men and women, killing more people than breast and prostate cancer combined.

Colon Cancer Is Preventable With Early Diagnosis

All colorectal cancers originate from benign growths in the colon called polyps. The goal is to remove them before they have a chance to grow into cancerous polyps. A screening colonoscopy is a test that examines the large intestine where precancerous polyps are then identified and removed. It is considered the most reliable and effective way to prevent and cure colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Is a Curable Disease

The good news is that colon cancer is 95% curable when it is detected and treated in its early stages, before any symptoms develop. This is why doctors advise that everyone over the age of 50 (or earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps or if diagnosed with colitis) to undergo a screening colonoscopy.

Certified by ASGE

The board-certified physicians at Center for Digestive Diseases specialize in screening colonoscopy, and treatment for all other gastrointestinal problems. We have an onsite outpatient ambulatory surgical center, the EndoSurgiCenter, providing safe, comfortable and convenient outpatient gastrointestinal procedures. Our EndoSurgiCenter has been certified by ASGE for providing good-quality colon cancer prevention. This has been given to only 10% or 400 centers nationwide.
Currently, screening colonoscopy is approved by Medicare and covered 100% by many other insurance companies for patients over the age of 50.
Our patients, their primary-care doctors and other referring physicians really appreciate both the capabilities and the convenience of our recognized, accredited onsite EndoSurgiCenter.

For more information about colon cancer screening, call us at 908-688-6565 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

Office Locations

Main Office

695 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ 07083
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Affiliated Hospitals

Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center

201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112

Trinitas Regional
Medical Center

225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207