Colonoscopy

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:12pm

While 90% of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur in those ages 50 and older, incidence rates are increasing for young people under 50. The reason behind this growth is unclear, and unfortunately, because these cancers are usually found in a later stage, mortality rates for young men and women are rising as well.

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

A polyp is an abnormal growth on the inner surface of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:48pm

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Educate yourself with the facts below and register for our live, online video chat on March 24 to learn if you are at high risk for colorectal cancer and how Roswell Park can help.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:41am
Upon hearing this question, your answer likely falls into one of the following categories: a) Yep! I’ve been screened and I’m not due again for another x-years. b) Uh oh. I’ve been meaning to make that appointment for some time now. c) Age 50 is years away. Don’t need to think about it at all.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:34am

Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.