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Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for men and women, yet it’s one of the most preventable. If you’re over 50, make an appointment today for a colonoscopy. Click here to make an appointment with a DMC physician or call 888-DMC-2500.
  • On average, your risk of developing colon cancer is 1 in 20.
  • If a family member has colon cancer, your risk nearly triples.
  • 90% of new cases are in people 50 years or older.
  • There are currently more than 1,000,000 colon cancer survivors in the U.S.
  • Testing is recommended every 10 years.

 Ask the Expert: Dr. Anthony Williams discusses colonoscopy.

What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine - the rectum and colon. The physician uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope, with a small camera attached, to look at and take pictures or video of the colon. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected and abnormal growths can be taken out. A colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum.

Who should have a colonoscopy?
Anyone over the age of 50. Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you have a higher risk of colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor about when you should be tested.

Locations:

DMC Harper University Hospital
Meyers Lab
3990 John R
Ground Floor
Detroit, MI. 48201

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital
Operating Room
4201 St. Antoine Blvd.
Operating Room
Detroit, MI. 48201

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Drive
(Enter through Garden entrance)
Commerce, MI 48382

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Endoscopy Services

6071 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235

Lahser Endoscopy Center
27207 Lahser Rd. #100
Southfield, MI

What are you waiting for?
Click here or call 888-DMC-2500 today for a
DMC doctor who can perform
your painless colonoscopy -- it could save your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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