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Colorectal Cancer is Preventable

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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 the
United States. 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 45. Ask your doctor about the best screening test and schedule for you.

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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


Due to recent changes in screening recommendations, please consult your insurance provider to confirm coverage if you are under the age of 50.


If you experience any of the following symptoms, the American Cancer Society recommends visiting a doctor to find the cause and receive treatment, if necessary:

  • A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool that lasts for more than a few days
  • A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Dark stools or blood in the stool
  • Cramping or abdominal pain
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss


Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment for a colonoscopy or with an affiliated Gastroenterologist online at the following locations or by phone by calling 713-222-CARE (2273).

Memorial City

920 Frostwood Drive
Houston, TX 77024

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North Loop

1900 North Loop West, Suite 550
Houston, TX 77008

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Southwest

7777 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

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Texas Medical Center

6400 Fannin Street, #1400
Houston, TX 77030

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*Use the Contact Us form to request an appointment.

Southeast

11800 Astoria Blvd., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77089

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Sugar Land

17500 West Grand Parkway South
Sugar Land, TX 77479

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Katy

23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77494

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Cypress

27800 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77433

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Northeast

18951 Memorial North
Humble, TX 77338

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The Woodlands

9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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Educational Resources

 

Colon Cancer Symptoms and Screening

 

Colon Cancer Treatments and the Importance of Early Detection

 

What to Expect During a Colonoscopy

Contact a Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers Representative