The HGA Colon Cancer Prevention & Detection Program
Our program is your ticket to a life without colon cancer
You may not want to talk about it. You may not want to think about it. But getting screened for colorectal cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.
While colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, it is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. It is also one of the most preventable because it is slow growing.
Colorectal cancer is caused by abnormal growths called polyps, or adenomas, that develop very gradually over time to become cancerous. By detecting and removing polyps early, we can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.
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Minimize your risk
You can maintain healthy habits that reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.
We make it easier and more affordable to get your colonoscopy
At HGA’s Hunterdon Endosurgery Center, our state-of-the-art facility makes your colon cancer screening convenient and comfortable. We are able to perform colonoscopies more affordably than hospital outpatient services because we do not have the expense of anesthesiologists. Our gastroenterology specialists administer conscious sedation to ensure you experience no anxiety or discomfort during this minimally invasive procedure and recover quickly without extreme grogginess.
A colonoscopy is the most effective test to examine the lower part of the intestinal tract called the colon. We use the most advanced endoscopic equipment to perform the procedure, which gives us the sharpest images to detect and remove even the smallest polyps.
Our physicians are top in their field
Our highly skilled gastroenterology specialists are expert at performing colonoscopies. Should we discover polyps, we will remove them and send them to the lab for the fastest analysis possible so you don’t have to wait longer than necessary for results. If your insurance covers it, we perform biopsies in our in-house laboratory.
Who should get screened?
Everyone who is 50 or over and hasn’t had a first screening or had a screening in more than 10 years.
Anyone with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should have a first screening 10 years before the age your first-degree relative was diagnosed.
Anyone with history of inflammatory bowel disease.
Anyone with a history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps
Be proactive about your health and make your appointment to be screened today!