Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in theLearn More About Colon Cancer
United States. Six of every 10 colon cancer deaths could be prevented if all adults ages 50 and older were screened for the disease.
Men and women of “average risk,” who do not have any family history of cancer, should get periodic screening tests, such as a
colonoscopy, beginning at age 50. Ask your doctor about the best screening test and schedule for you.
Time for a Colonoscopy?
At Memorial Hermann, you can schedule a screening colonoscopy directly if you meet the following criteria:
- You are 50 years of age or older
- You are African American and 45 years of age or older
- You are 40 years old or 10 years younger than the age at which a first-degree relative was diagnosed with colon cancer
Schedule a Colonoscopy
You can schedule an appointment online for the following locations or by phone by calling 713-222-CARE (2273).
Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin Street, #1400
Houston, TX 77030
*Use the Contact Us form to request an appointment.
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