First, the bad news. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But the good news is 90% of colon cancer deaths can be prevented with a Colonoscopy. And yet, 40% of those who SHOULD be screened HAVEN’T been screened.
Why don’t more people get this life-saving screening?
The physicians and staff at Central Illinois Endoscopy Center are dedicated to helping turn those numbers around in our community by offering a variety of ways to make it easier for patients to get screened.
If Colonoscopies are so effective at preventing colon cancer deaths, why doesn’t everyone get a Colonoscopy at the proper time?
One key concern is often the preparation, but today’s colonoscopy prep is easier than it used to be. There are multiple prep solutions available and we’ll choose the best option for your needs.
What can patients do if they are nervous about getting a Colonoscopy?
Our center is all about you, the patient. Please let us know if you need additional information in order to feel comfortable about getting a Colonoscopy. If there’s anything we can do to serve you better, please let us know.