George Washington University Hospital Cancer Center
900 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Is It Time for Your Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Colorectal cancer is the third-most-common cancer in men and women. The good news is that screenings at GW Cancer Center can detect it early and possibly save your life.
Men and women at average risk should begin colorectal screening at age 45. If you are at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend that you begin screening before age 45.
Those at high risk have:
- A personal history of colorectal cancer or certain types of polyps
- A family history of colorectal cancer
- A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)
- A confirmed or suspected hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome
- A personal history of radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area to treat a prior cancer
Our Screening Services
Colorectal cancer screenings at GW Cancer Center include:
- Radiologic testing
Medicare Part B covers colorectal cancer screenings for those over age 50.
Don’t Put Off Care That Could Save Your Life
At GW Hospital, we believe that providing the best possible care means putting your safety first. You can get the colorectal cancer screenings you need, as we take extensive measures to help keep you safe when you visit us in-person. Virtual appointments are also available.
Advanced Technology for Treating Colorectal Cancer
GW Hospital was the first hospital in the world to perform colorectal surgery with the Medrobotics Flex® Robotic System. We also use virtual reality (VR) technology, which creates a 360-degree reconstruction of a patient’s anatomy.
Antoinette Brosset knows the importance of colorectal cancer screening, as well as the benefits of our advanced colorectal surgery.
Having beaten breast cancer at GW Hospital, Antoinette learned that she had colorectal cancer following a routine colonoscopy screening. After a surgical procedure with the Medrobotics Flex system and VR technology, she is now living life cancer-free. “My doctors at GW Cancer Center saved my life more than once,” she says. “They caught it so early.”
How to Get Screened
Talk with your primary care provider (PCP) to get an order for your screening.
If you need to find a PCP, call 888-4GW-DOCS (888-449-3627).
Call 888-4GW-DOCS to schedule your screening today.
Source: American Cancer Society®
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.
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