Benefits of a Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

Colonoscopy is the most effective screening technique for colorectal cancer — otherwise known as colon cancer or cancer of the rectum — because it can detect early-stage colorectal cancer before symptoms occur, when treatment is most effective.

Don't wait for symptoms to show. Request an appointment with Concord Gastroenterology Associates at Emerson Hospital, contact your primary care physician, or call 1-877-936-3776 if you meet one of the below risk factors.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

Here are the most common colorectal risk factors.
  • Age. Most cases of colorectal cancer occur in patients over the age of 50.
  • Family History. Nearly 1 in 3 people who develop colorectal cancer have other family members who have also had it.
  • Lifestyle. People who are overweight, smoke, drink heavily, or are physically inactive have a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Take this online quiz to determine your risk of colorectal cancer.

Health Works Here Podcast

Listen to Emerson gastroenterologist Dr. Jennifer Nayor speak about colon cancer in this episode of Emerson Hospital's Health Works Here podcast, Colon Cancer Screenings: Latest Advances and Ways to Prepare.


The Physicians of Concord Gastroenterology Associates

Dr. Jennifer Nayor, Dr. John Dowd, and Dr. Andrea Fribush of Concord Gastroenterology Associates at Emerson Hospital offers expert endoscopy service in its state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center. Request to schedule an appointment for your colonoscopy today.

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