Colorectal cancer almost always develops from abnormal growths (polyps) in the colon or rectum. A colonoscopy can find polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Colonoscopy also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and the American Cancer Society recommend that average-risk men and women begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 50.
Click here to schedule your colonoscopy with a Cooper Digestive Health specialist today, or call 856.642.2133.
Most insurance providers will cover colon cancer screenings at 100 percent with no copay.
If you are uninsured or underinsured, click here to learn about options for free cancer screenings through MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.