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Phone

P. 610-734-0790
F. 610-352-1015

       

ADDRESS

Riddle Health Memorial Hospital
1068 W Baltimore Pike, HCC II Suite 2302
Media, PA 19063

Colorectal Cancer

Common Treatment Options

Colorectal cancer is the number 2 cancer killer in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer arises from pre-cancerous growths or polyps that grow in the colon. When detected early, polyps can be removed, halting their progression to colorectal cancer. While early detection of any cancer is important, prevention is powerful.

Colonoscopy is recommended for individuals of any age who are at higher than average risk for developing colorectal cancer.

Most early colorectal cancers produce no symptoms. This is why screening for colorectal cancer is so important. Screening tests can find polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

The American College of Gastroenterology in 2009 issued new guidelines recommending colorectal cancer screening after the age of 50.