They say with age, comes wisdom… well, it also brings new cancer screenings. And the big five-oh (age 50) brings colorectal cancer screenings.
While there are many options for detecting colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy is still the most complete way to detect and remove polyps in the large intestine that are, or could become, cancerous. That’s why it’s important to choose a surgeon with a good record of finding polyps and cancer.
CMH’s general surgeons perform very well compared to national averages. See for yourself:
|American Journal of Gastroenterology Average (2013)||GUT Average (2011)||CMH General Surgeons|
|Polyp (adenoma) detection rate||31%||46%||58%*|
|National Averages||CMH General Surgeons|
|Cancer detection rate||0.29%**||0.54%|
*CMH’s polyp detection rate was 46% in 2014, 54% in 2015, 56% in 2016, and 58% in 2017.
**Source: National Institutes of Health.
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