By G.I. Specialists
April 02, 2014

Helping our Bala Cynwyd Residents Understand Colon Cancer

Your gastroenterological health is important and fully understanding various conditions can help save your life. At G.I. Specialists, we want to pay extra attention to colon cancer so our Bala Cynwyd residents can live healthy, happy lives.  With improvements in prevention, early detection and treatment, more than a million people in the U.S. alone can be saved from colon cancer.  Whether you are worried about developing colon cancer, making a decision about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, our gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd are available every step of the way.
 

Let’s Take a Look at Colon Cancer

Colon cancer can be cured when detected early, which means a trip to our office is vital in maintaining your health.  Through proper screening, we can properly diagnose colon cancer in our Bala Cynwyd patients so that we can offer the best treatments. Sometimes diseases progress without any symptoms, or the symptoms might be attributed to other causes, which can often lead to misdiagnosis.
 
By visiting G.I. Specialists in Bala Cynwyd, our gastroenterologists will provide you with the proper screenings so that we can diagnose your symptoms to our best ability.  Colon cancer is highly preventable and can be detected by testing before symptoms are even present, which helps us to deliver appropriate treatments for the best results.
 

In the early stage of colon cancer you may not experience any symptoms.  Some warning signs of colon cancer might include:

  • Changes in bowel movement
  • Dark patches of blood in or on stool
  • Abdominal pain, discomfort or bloating
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained Weight loss
  • Pelvic pain

How can I Prevent Colon Cancer?

Many of our patients in Bala Cynwyd wonder, is colon cancer preventable? Yes, colon cancer is highly preventable, which is why it is important to schedule a colonoscopy.  In addition, you can also make the following life changes:
  • Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Drinking alcohol in moderation, or cutting it out completely
  • Say no to smoking (quit if you currently smoke)
  • Exercise frequently
  • Maintain a healthy weight
If you have any questions about colon cancer or need to schedule your next screening, contact our office today. Remember, early diagnosis is vital in treating colon cancer, so visit our gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd today.

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