As one of the most commonly-seen forms of cancer, colon cancer is exceptionally widespread in the United States. If you suspect you may be at risk for colon cancer, NYBG Colorectal is here to help with screenings and treatment options that will put you firmly on the road to recovery.
Finding the Answers You Need
The most vital aspect of colon cancer treatment in NYC is screening as often as possible. When caught early, this particular type of cancer has a surprisingly high cure rate, so it’s advised that you be as vigilant as possible when it comes to screening for cancer. Here at NYBG Colorectal, our team has a high level of experience treating colorectal cancer and will work with you to ensure that you’re getting screened as often as is appropriate. To learn more about colon cancer screening and the colon cancer treatments offered here at NYBG Colorectal, simply reach out to a member of our staff and set up your consultation today. We’re excited to get you started on your path to recovery.
When to Begin Screening for Colon Cancer
This particular type of cancer is often referred to as a “silent” issue, as its symptoms often don’t become noticeable until the disease has progressed to a relatively serious degree. It’s recommended that men and women alike begin screening for colon cancer on a yearly basis, starting around the age of 50.
It may be recommended that you begin screening for colon cancer at an earlier age if you are particularly at risk for developing this disease. If you have a family history of cancer, or are at a higher level of personal risk for some other reason, your doctor may recommend starting to screen for colon cancer as early as your mid-30s. This will, of course, depend on the specifics of your personal and family health history.
Determining the Extent of the Issue
When a cancer diagnosis is received, the next step involves establishing the extent to which the disease has progressed. At this point, a treatment plan can be developed. We’ll use a combination of testing and imaging to determine the stage of your cancer, which can range from 0 to IV in severity. Depending on the stage of your cancer, a member of our staff will then walk you through your various treatment options and begin crafting a plan that sees you finding recovery as quickly and effectively as possible.
Colorectal Cancer Surgery at NYBG Colorectal
Thanks to our commitment to highly advanced, robotically assisted colorectal surgery, we’re able to perform colorectal cancer surgery with an impressively high level of precision.
Robotic aid can help with the removal of cancerous tumors or polyps, especially when the issue is caught early on. If the issue is more advanced, removal of the affected section of the colon may be the ideal method.
During your consultation for colon cancer treatment in New York, we’ll talk you through your surgical options, and help you pick out a plan that is right for you. Colon cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, but the team here at NYBG Colorectal is ready to help you rest assured, and look forward to a complete recovery. When you’re ready to learn more about what we can do for you, simply reach out to our New York office and set up your in-person consultation.