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Find in-depth information about gastrointestinal procedures and treatments on the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy website. This is the premiere organization for endoscopy service providers. It will provide you and your family with convenient, up-to-date, credible and easy-to-understand health and medical information.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

There are often no symptoms of colon cancer in its early stages. Most colon cancers begin as a polyp, which can become cancerous and bleed or obstruct the intestine as they grow. When colon cancer does cause symptoms, they include:


  • Rectal bleeding
  • Blood in the stool or toilet after a bowel movement
  • Prolonged diarrhea
  • A change in the size or shape of your stool
  • Abdominal pain or a cramping pain in your lower stomach
  • A feeling of discomfort or urge to have a bowel movement when there is no need
  • Anemia

One of the primary ways to screen for colon cancer is through a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is one of the most easily preventable and treatable cancers, however most Nebraskans are not taking the steps necessary steps to maintain colon health. See more on this topic: Colon cancer screening – What are you waiting for?

KLKN Health Report: Colon Cancer Awareness with Dr. James Sorrell

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines





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