Addressing Colon Cancer to Ensure Your Wellness
How Our Gastroenterologists Treat Colon Cancer in Houston
Colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is one of the leading causes of cancer death among both men and women. According to the Fight Colorectal Cancer organization, 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
That’s why our gastroenterologists at Digestive Health Associates (DHA) are deeply committed to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of colon cancer for our patients in Houston.
Colon cancer can be prevented through a colonoscopy. This type of cancer often does not have symptoms associated with the disease, which is why we recommend undergoing a colonoscopy or scheduling routine colon cancer screening. This way, we can prevent colorectal cancer.
If you do experience symptoms, you will likely experience a change in bowel habits, blood in your stool, changes to the consistency of your stool, and occasionally abnormal stomach conditions or pain.
We encourage every adult over the age of 45 and younger patients with a family history of colon cancer to schedule a colon cancer screening so that we can help with early prevention. This is the best way to address colon cancer and to support you on the path to wellness.