Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is cancer that forms in the colon or rectum. For help diagnosing and treating your colorectal cancer, contact Dr. Ahsan Bhatti - 952-368-3800.
Colorectal cancer affects both men and women, and it often does not have symptoms. However, these symptoms may be a sign of colorectal cancer:
Colorectal cancer can strike at any age, but 9 out of 10 people who get colorectal cancer are age 50 or older.
There are several tests used to screen for colorectal cancer, including:
A colonoscopy is the only screening test that can detect (find polyps or cancer) and prevent colorectal cancer (by removing polyps) during the same exam. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommends that everyone age 50 or older get screened for colorectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors, you may need to begin screening earlier. Talk with Dr. Bhatti about when to begin screening and which test is right for you - 952-368-3800.
Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and can be detected by testing even before there are symptoms. If caught early, colorectal cancer is treatable. Contact the colorectal cancer experts at Bhatti GI to set up your appointment - 952-368-3800.