Colonoscopy is a breakthrough technology for the early
detection of colon cancer that is more comfortable,
convenient, less expensive and safer than traditional
invasive colonoscopy, with similar sensitivities. And
better yet, it does not require the passage of a 5 to
6 foot long tube (scope) through the colon, anesthesia
and intravenous lines. The entire screening takes only
20-30 minutes and you can return to your normal activities
Cancer of the colon and/or rectum (colorectal cancer)
is the third most common cancer diagnosed in America.
Because of improved treatments and early diagnosis,
the death rate from colorectal cancer has been going
down for the past 20 years.
Before a true cancer develops, there are usually precancerous
changes in the lining of the colon or rectum. The most
common is the growth of polyps. The goal of screening
for colorectal cancer is to find polyps and cancers
before they cause symptoms because early detection offers
the best opportunity for successful treatment.
Men and women age 50 and older should consider Virtual
Colonoscopy in order to protect their health and wellness.
Colon cancer is nearly always curable when discovered
early. Virtual Colonoscopy can give you the vital health
information necessary to save your life from colon cancer.
You don’t need to avoid your colon cancer screenings
If you would like more
information or to schedule an exam, please contact Western
Imaging at (310) 287-4000 today.