If you are over 50, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about getting screened today.
Each year nearly 137,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, often referred to as colon cancer, in the U.S. and over 50,000 people die from it annually.
The disease, however, is largely preventable with regular screening and is treatable with early detection.
If you are over 50 or have a family history of colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about getting screened today.
Gastrointestinal endoscopists are highly trained specialists with a unique combination of broad scientific knowledge, general internal medicine training, superior endoscopic skills and experience, and the ability to integrate these elements to provide optimal health care for patients.
Nearly 14,000 domestic and international gastroenterologists, surgeons and other medical specialists are expertly trained in endoscopy, a diagnostic and therapeutic method of treatment for the diseases of the digestive tract.
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has produced educational videos for patients to learn about endoscopic procedures and the conditions they are used to diagnose and treat.