The bottom line on colon cancer
Reducing your risk for colorectal cancer
Have you had your colon screening? It could save your life. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death.
Cancer of the colon and rectum are often preventable as screening may detect these cancers prior to the onset of symptoms, or at early stages when a cure is more possible. Screenings are done with your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist, and begin at age 50 for most people.
Those who have a family history of certain cancers and have other risk factors should check with their doctor to start screenings earlier.
Contact the Queen’s Colon Screening Program at 808-691-8270 in Honolulu, 808-691-3150 in Ewa Beach, or learn more at http://queensmedicalcenter.org/cancer/screening-and-prevention/colon-screening
How to become a patient at the Queen’s Cancer Center
You have a choice in your cancer care. Your first step is to ask your primary care doctor for a referral to the Queen’s Cancer Center. Your doctor can contact us at 808-691-8777 and fax your records to 808-691-8780. Once a referral is made, we can schedule an appointment with you.
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