Speaker: Dr. Apurva Desai, Oncologist/Hematologist
Colorectal cancer is a serious disease that is treatable when caught in its early stages. If you are older than 50, have a family history of cancer or if you smoke cigarettes, you should be screened for colon cancer.Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screenings. During a colonoscopy, a physician examines inside the rectum and colon using a small lighted tube. The physician removes any pre-cancerous growths, called polyps, or early-stage colorectal cancer. If you are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, a team of physicians works together to develop your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of these therapies. We have made great strides in treating later-stage colon cancer, but the high death rate from this cancer can be reduced with early-stage diagnosis.To find a physician who will determine your cancer screening needs, call (877) CENTEGRA.