Regional Gastrointestinal Consultants

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

Colonoscopies and endoscopies are the gold standard for identifying intestinal cancers, which are important to identify and treat early. When it comes to thinking about cancer, one thought is prevailing, is it is better know if there is cancer present or not, not solely for your own peace of mind, but also, at a practical level if there is cancer present it is better to address in its early stages of development rather than in later stages development.

We use numerous tools to screen for intestinal cancer and the most predominant ones are;

  • Sigmoidoscopies
  • Colonoscopies
  • Endoscopies

Though the prior listed procedure all examine different regions of the intestines, they all can identify key indicators or symptoms of potential cancer such as polyps, legions, and other intestinal abnormalities.

Relative to the ages to undergo a cancer screening, it is recommended that all adults 40 years or older be screened for intestinal cancer, or if there is a history of cancer in your family cancer screening should be completed earlier than 40 years old.

Also, it is important to remember just because you are being screened for cancer, it does not mean you have it, cancer screenings are diagnostic tools used to help manage your health. Whether the screening shows positive or negative results for cancer, we will stand with you shoulder to shoulder ensuring you have an advocate that will make sure you always receive the best care. We have been our patients advocate for over 40 years, this has been our creed and oath to our patients and always will be, it is part of who we are.

We are here to help you take be proactive in your healthcare, and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, or call to schedule a consultation.

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE

We recommend that people experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms do not attempt self-treatment. With many medications being available over the counter, and numerous do-it-yourself online unqualified remedy recommendation, it is natural to consider treating yourself but we highly recommend against this.

If you are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms you may have a more significant issue than you would expect from the sometimes muted or infrequent symptom you may be experiencing. It is important to keep in mind that is you are having gastrointestinal symptoms or concerns it is best see a doctor to have those symptoms diagnosed and any conditions treated. Also, it is worth noting, that if health conditions do exist, the earlier they are diagnosed and treated, the greater the probability will be to successfully eliminate or manage a present condition, in fact successful outcomes will increase significantly with early detection.

If you have gastrointestinal concerns or are experiencing any gastrointestinal symptoms, please contact us promptly to schedule a consultation with a physician.


DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

The information on this website is to provide general information. In no way, does any of the information provided reflect definitive medical advice and self-diagnoses should not be made based on information obtained online. It is important to consult a best in class physician regarding ANY and ALL symptoms or signs as it may a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough consultation and examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call a physician or call our office today at (215) 321-4700 to schedule a consultation.