Gastroenterologists are physician specialists that care for the stomach and digestive system. They use a variety of diagnostic tools including those available in the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Center and such invasive studies as endoscopy, which are typically provided in the Outpatient Surgical Services Suite.
Scheduling a colorectal screening appointment often begins with a referral from your primary care physician. At Kent, our scheduling team is available to assist our patients with this process. Don’t wait. Preventative screening saves lives.
Screenings can detect CRC when it can be treated. In the meantime, certain practices have been identified as protecting the body against CRC, including:
Screenings can detect CRC when it can be treated. For individuals at normal risk, screening tests should begin at age 50. The preferred approach is a screening colonoscopy conducted every 10 years. In addition, consider the following recommendations for screening: