The Importance of Colonoscopy Screenings After 50

As we prepare for the end of the year, it is important to schedule your colonoscopy screenings. These lifesaving and preventive procedures can detect colon cancer before it happens!

Colon cancer is a malignant growth that arises from the lining of the colon or rectum. Benign polyp growth may be indicative of colon cancer. Colon cancer can occur sporadically. However, colon cancer can also occur heretically through genetic abnormalities transmitted from a parent. Incidence rates increase with advancing age. It is never too early to get screened, however colon cancer is most commonly seen in people over the age of 50.

For more information regarding colon cancer — symptoms, testing, treatment — please consult Regional Gi’s Condition Resource Page. Regional Gi’s board-certified gastrointestinal specialists will see you — and treat you — as an individual. We care about your health. Make your health a top priority and schedule a colonoscopy screening today!

To schedule your colonoscopy screening, please visit us online at or call (717) 869-4600.