Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening: Are you having a colonoscopy?
In 2018 the American Cancer Society established new screening guidelines, recommending colorectal cancer screening at age 45 for average-risk individuals. This change in the guideline was made based on data showing the incidence of colorectal cancer in 45-49 year olds has increased to that of 50-54 year olds.
Deaconess Clinic physicians are participating in a national research study to collect samples to develop or improve tests for screening of colorectal cancer. To qualify you must be age 55 or older and having a colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy.
If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call the Deaconess Research InfoLine at
812-474-7184 or toll free 877-654-0311.
Dr. Bradley Scheu, Dr. Lauren Veazey,
Dr. Michelle Galen, Dr. Michael Myers.