Digestive Health

Skip the Office Appointment with Fast Track Colonoscopy

Did you know that Virtua gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons offer a fast-track colonoscopy option? If you’re over age 50 and otherwise healthy, you may be able to skip the office visit and go directly to your screening.

Ask your primary care provider if you’re a candidate. Don’t put off this life-saving cancer screening.

What You Need to Know about Colon Cancer

Join an expert-led discussion about the prevention of colon and rectal cancer, plus what to expect if you receive a colon cancer diagnosis. Patients, family members and physicians are welcome. Registration is not required.

Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 11 am
Location: William G. Rohrer Center for Health Fitness, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
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Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Many people found to have colon polyps (adenomas) that can lead to cancer don't have follow-up colonoscopies at recommended times, a new study finds.

Patients who have certain types of adenomas, or large or numerous ones, are at increased risk for colorectal cancer, the study authors reported in the Nov. 20 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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