Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Carrollton provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with gastrointestinal disorders (GI) or digestive diseases.
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
Inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease
Acute and chronic liver disease including hepatitis C and cirrhosis
A colonoscopy can keep you at peak performance. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The disease often grows with no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage. But when detected in its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is treatable.
Regular screening is the best way to find colon cancer early. Some screening tests may prevent colon cancer entirely.
People who have no identified risk factors – other than age – should begin testing for colon cancer at age 50. If you have a family history of this cancer or have other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, you should talk with your doctor about earlier screenings.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk use one of the screening tests below:
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*
Colonoscopy every 10 years
Fecal occult blood test(FOBT) every year*,**
Stool DNA test (sDNA), interval uncertain*
**For FOBT or FIT used as a screening test, the take-home multiple sample method should be used. A FOBT or FIT done during a digital rectal exam in the doctor's office is not adequate for screening.
Call (1.844.279.3627) for a referral to a physician on the medical staff at our hospital.