Doctors are now using high-definition tools to better detect pre-cancerous lesions and colon polyps after a recent upgrade of endoscopy equipment at ADC’s outpatient surgery center.
Colon cancer is deadly, but it is one of the most preventable types of cancer if it is detected early enough.
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is a devastating disease that happens in the colon or rectum. Colon cancer is highly treatable, and when it’s found early, treatment is most effective.
ADC gastroenterologist, Dr. Kevin Ho appeared on KXAN’s weekend morning show for a discussion about colon cancer.
Dr. Ho talked about risk factors for developing the disease and the important screening tests for men and women, especially those age 50 and older.
Are you 50 or older? Do you know if you are at an increased risk for colon cancer?
Learn more and tell your doctor to “Screen my colon,” because colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S.
Colorectal cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. When colon or rectal cancer—collectively referred to as colorectal cancer—is caught in its early stages, the survival rate is very high.
Currently, colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US – but it doesn’t have to stay this way. Join Dress in Blue Day this Friday, March 4 to help raise awareness.
Join Dr. Kevin Ho, ADC gastroenterologist, and get the facts about colon cancer. Dr. Ho will share the most up to date information about risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.