Are you one of the 61 million people who have not had a colon cancer screening? Tens of thousands of people die of colon cancer each year. Most of these deaths could have been prevented through screening and early diagnosis. However, most people won't get a colonoscopy because they are uncomfortable with the procedure.
Memorial now offers one of the latest screening tools using computerized tomography (CT) scans. CT colonography provides a less-invasive, efficient evaluation that could improve patient compliance for earlier screening.
A physician referral is not necessary, but it is recommended. For more information about this new screening exam, call (618) 257-5676. To schedule an appointment, call (618) 257-5000.