Let’s Keep It Rolling Together During Colorectal Cancer Month at Montefiore

Montefiore Einstein’s COVID-SAFE Care Colorectal 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 screening test. The three main testing options are a colonoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy, or at home stool test.

Photo Taken From Colorectal Cancer Month 2020

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.

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. 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.

Photo Taken From Colorectal Cancer Month 2020

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

Montefiore Einstein offers state-of-the art facilities for colorectal cancer screening in addition to a world class team of specialists. 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 colorectal cancer 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

Call 718-920-7183 to schedule your appointment to decide which screening option is right for you.

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