What is Colon Cancer?
Colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectum, occurs when tiny growths, or polyps, on the inner lining of the colon or rectum become cancerous.
Colorectal Cancer Symptoms
Signs of colorectal cancer include changes in bowel habits, blood in your stool, cramping in the abdomen and other symptoms.
Don’t delay. Request your free colorectal screening kit by completing the form above or call 678-312-5000 (choose option 1).
Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and if detected early, one of the most curable forms of cancer. That’s why colon cancer screenings are so important.
Regular screenings for colorectal cancer should begin at age 50. Advanced screenings, like screening, are recommended for those age 50+ and those with a family history of colorectal cancer. The majority of colorectal cancer screenings are covered by most health insurances because they are preventive services.
Colorectal Cancer Expertise at GMC
Gwinnett Medical Center takes a comprehensive approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and
treatment and is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer.
As the only health system in Georgia with a research-based and education affiliation with the Duke Cancer Network, Gwinnett Medical Center’s highly developed oncology and research capabilities are paired with an even broader range of clinical trials, expanding treatment options for our patients fighting cancer.