Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Get Screened For Life!

In the time it takes you to watch TV show, you could have a colonoscopy screening. The 30-minute procedure is pain free and the best way to screen for colon cancer.

PA GI encourages you to schedule a colonoscopy screening if - you are over the age of 50, have any symptoms or a family history of cancer.

Academy Award nominated actor Terrence Howard talks about his mother, her influence on him, and how her death from colon cancer affected his whole family. He says, "This is personal but there is something you can do to prevent this disease."

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Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

  • Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among adults in the U.S., with more than 140,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. Screening for colorectal cancer can help detect the disease at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to be successful. It’s estimated that 70% of all colon cancer cases could be prevented with early detection.
  • Read article by Dr. Kormis
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Over 50 – Get Screened

Colon cancer, in particular, is a cancer found predominantly in men and women over the age of 50. The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the American College of Gastroenterology endorse screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50. There is strong evidence that appropriate screening significantly reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer.

Direct Access Colonoscopy

Direct access allows a patient's physician to schedule procedures by calling the scheduling department directly without a lengthy referral process. Some patients may be allowed to schedule a screening colonoscopy without a primary physician referral, based on insurance and medical history and at the discretion of PA GI.

Simple Screenings Can Save Lives

PA GI has created a patient information sheet with the most up-to-date information on colon cancer and how to detect and successfully treat the disease. A colonoscopy, done by a gastroenterologist, is considered the ‘gold standard’ for colon cancer screening for a number of reasons. It not only allows doctors to closely evaluate the colon and also remove any polyps that are detected at the same time as the screening.

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DR. PETERS INTERVIEW ON WINK

  • Dr. Peters speaks with Denny & Sue about colon cancer screening and prevention.
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DR. PANCHAL & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

  • Dr. Panchal of PA GI and Joan Brandburry from the American Cancer Society on WINK-104.
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Dr. Rengen Interview on WINK

  • Dr. Rengen & the American Cancer Society discuss colon cancer screenings on WINK-104.
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DR. KORMIS INTERVIEW ON WINK

  • Dr. Kormis speaks with Denny & Sue about how early detection can save your life.
  • LISTEN TO INTERVIEW