CoxHealth has an experienced team of board-certified colorectal surgeons.
We have the tools we need to prevent colorectal cancer. Yet it’s still the third most common cancer diagnosis, excluding skin cancer, in men and women. Colorectal cancer often begins as non-cancerous polyps, or growths, in the colon. If these polyps are caught early and removed, cancer can often be prevented.
The most effective preventive measure against colorectal cancer is a colorectal cancer screening. There are three screening options: a fecal occult blood test (yearly), a sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years) or a colonoscopy (every 10 years). We also offer genetic counseling and testing to help discover if you're predisposed to developing certain cancers. Talk to your physician to determine what makes the most sense for you.