Montefiore’s Colon Cancer Screening Program

Montefiore’s Colon Cancer Screening Program

Colorectal cancer is preventable when you take the proper precautions, and curable when detected and treated early. Knowing your risk factors is a great first step toward prevention.

If you have a family history—parent, child, brother, sister—who has had colon cancer or adenomatous polyps, your risk for the disease is greater. Age is also a factor that increases risk. That’s why if you’re 45 years or older, your doctor will recommend a simple and safe test that can detect polyps or the cancer itself. The most common of these tests is a colonoscopy.

Photo Taken From Colorectal Cancer Month 2020

During a colonoscopy, the doctor examines the entire colon and may find and remove polyps (abnormal growths) that could develop into cancer if left alone. In this way, a colonoscopy not only tests for colon cancer but can also prevent it. Although some preparation is required, the screening itself is painless, takes roughly 30 minutes and is performed in a COVID-SAFE Care environment.

Taking care of your health remains a commitment that we share with each of our patients, so every appointment comes with a COVID-SAFE Care promise. You may have concerns about entering a hospital or doctor’s office. We want to assure you that we have gone beyond industry standards to implement the most rigorous COVID-SAFE Care protocols currently available, tailored to each setting as appropriate. Now more than ever, it is important not to put your colon cancer screening on hold.

Regular screening every 10 years from age 45 to 75 is generally recommended to help prevent colorectal cancer. However, your doctor may recommend that you get screened earlier if you are at greater risk. If you’re age 75 or older, ask your doctor whether you should continue to get screened.

Photo Taken From Colorectal Cancer Month 2020

Making It Easy and Safe To Get the Colon Care You Need

Montefiore offers state-of-the art facilities for colonoscopy screening in addition to a world class team of gastroenterologists and staff. Every colonoscopy we perform comes with our COVID-Safe Care promise. We also provide a special team of experts called Patient Navigators who will guide you through the entire process.

Services offered by our Patient Navigators include the following:

  • Helping you better understand the colonoscopy screening process and what you can expect
  • Answering any questions you may have about the procedure and explain the benefits, alternatives and risks
  • Providing you with educational materials, scheduling your appointment at one of our sites and carefully reviewing all instructions before the procedure

To meet our Patient Navigators and learn more about how to prevent colorectal cancer, call 718-920-7183.

Appointments are available at these locations:

Advanced Endoscopy Center
5500 Broadway
Suite A
Bronx, New York 10463
718-548-7900

 

Montefiore Einstein Campus
1825 Eastchester Road
4th Floor Endoscopy
Bronx, New York 10461
718-904-2376

Montefiore Moses Campus
111 East 210th Street
2nd Floor GI Endoscopy Suite/Red Zone
Bronx, New York 10467
718-920-4154

 

Montefiore Wakefield Campus
600 East 233rd Street
4th Floor Endoscopy
Bronx, New York 10466
718-920-9047

New York GI Center
1200 Waters Place
North Lobby, Suite M117
Bronx, New York 10461
718-863-0575