We dedicate our service to caring for patients with digestive disorders. The physicians and staff are committed to providing high quality, cost-effective medical care that is appropriate to the needs of our patients. We provide this care with compassion and consideration for the comfort and concerns for those we serve.
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Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancers start in the lining of the bowel. If left untreated, it can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. Most begin as a small growth on the bowel wall: a colorectal polyp or adenoma. These mushroom-shaped growths are usually benign, but some develop into cancer over time. Localized bowel cancer is usually diagnosed through colonoscopy.