Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. If you are 50 or older, don’t delay! Start getting screened now.
Why Choose Cooper for Your Colonoscopy?
Cooper Digestive Health Institute has a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, interventional endoscopists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, and nursing staff to provide you with extraordinary care.
Don’t Put Your Screenings on Hold
Cooper facilities follow all guidelines for social distancing, masking, enhanced cleaning, and other safeguards. We put your health fi rst so that you can resume your wellness visits. Most insurance plans as well as Medicare will help to pay for colon cancer screening exams.
Call today to schedule your colonoscopy at the Cooper Digestive Health Institute: 856.642.2133. For your convenience, Saturday hours are available.
Importance of Colonoscopy Screenings
- A colonoscopy is one of the most effective ways to identify colorectal cancer early. Current guidelines recommend that men and women at average risk for colon cancer undergo colonoscopy screenings every 10 years beginning at age 50.
- African American men and women should begin routine screening at age 45.
- During a colonoscopy, the gastroenterologist looks for polyps in the rectum and colon and removes them. These polyps, or abnormal growths, can turn into cancers over time if they are not removed.
- A colonoscopy also allows for identification of colorectal cancers that have started to develop. When these cancers are found at early stages, there is a higher chance of cure and a return to good health.