Colon Cancer Screening
Please call us at 314-362-5952 to arrange your colonoscopy.
Guidelines recommend that all people start screening for colon cancer at age 50. You are recommended to get screened for colon cancer even if you do not have a family history of cancer and have not had any symptoms. Colonoscopy is recommended at least once every 10 years, and more frequently if you have had colon polyps or a family history of colon cancer. Colon cancer is very common and is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Studies have shown that when screening is performed, 80-90% of colon cancers can be prevented. Please see this link for more information:
Doctors at the Washington University Colon Screening Program are highly skilled at performing colonoscopy and our Gastroenterology division has been ranked #1 in Missouri by U.S. News and World Report.
Please let us know if you would like us to help arrange a colonoscopy screening test for you. We are currently performing procedures at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes West County Hospital and South County. We can help you through the process by contacting your primary care physician for a referral and scheduling a colonoscopy appointment for you.