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a FREE colorectal cancer screening kit.

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Call 678-335-1195 for a physician referral.

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

In the early stages, colorectal cancer does not often cause any symptoms. That’s why colorectal cancer screenings are so important. To request a free screening kit, complete the form above or call 678-335-1195 (choose option 1).

Once symptoms do appear, signs of colorectal cancer include:

  • Anemia
  • Blood in the stool, especially if it looks dark
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as persistent diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort such as cramps, bloating, pain or gas
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness and fatigue

Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and one of the most curable forms of cancer—if detected early. Getting screened is the number one way to reduce your risk. If you are over the age of 50 or have any of the following colorectal risk factors, you are at an increased risk of developing the disease.

  • Personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps
  • Strong family history of colorectal cancer or polyps
  • Personal history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease

While regular screenings should begin at age 50, you should be screened earlier and more often if you have a personal or family history.

Colorectal Cancer Expertise at GMC

At Gwinnett Medical Center, we take a multidisciplinary approach to colorectal cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and are 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, GMC’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.