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About Colon Cancer

What you should know about colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. On average, colon cancer will be diagnosed in 72 Canadians every day. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in women. However, colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if caught early, and it is up to 90% preventable if regular screening and thorough testing take place. 
Most colon cancers begin as benign growths in the lining of the colon, called polyps. As these polyps grow and mature over the years, they may eventually turn into cancerous tissue. Regular screening colonoscopies allow for early detection of these growths, and they can easily be removed if caught before they get too big. 
The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 1 in 14 (7.1%) for men and approximately 1 in 15 (6.7%) for women. Individuals at higher risk include those with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, and those who have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Besides presenting for regular screening colonoscopies, you can decrease your risk of developing colon cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, making time for regular exercise, eating a diet high in fiber, as well as limiting alcohol intake.
Source: Colon Cancer Canada


I just wanted to thank the team for a very efficient colonoscopy process this morning. From the positive greeting when I arrived, to Becky who interviewed me, to Patricia who was the nurse in the recovery room, to the team in the OR (Dr. Flamand, Robin, and Dr. Easo), the process was professional, caring and highly efficient. Your team is very good about putting people at ease. I (almost!) look forward to seeing the clinic again in 5... Read More

I came in nervous and was put to ease and made to feel comfortable by all the staff. A caring environment that was appreciated.  Read More

Thank you very much for for the excellent care I received during my recent appointment for a colonoscopy/endoscopy. Following the procedure I was able to walk out unassisted and didn't feel nauseated.... I really appreciate your care, concern, expertise, and attention to detail! Thank you! Read More

Thank you for making my first experience with colonoscopy as comfortable as possible! Your whole team is warm, caring and professional and they very effectively alleviated my anxiety and embarrassment. I highly recommend your clinic because of the clean and welcoming atmosphere and the wonderful care that I received. Read More

I was very impressed with the ambiance of the clinic – certainly not cold and foreboding like I thought, but warm and receptive, just like your staff members. Everyone was pleasant and obviously considerate of what I was about to endure.
Your clinic is a very important addition to our outreach health care system. Keep up the great work you do!
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Having a colonoscopy done by your clinic was very well organized and efficient. I am recommending to my friends and family that coming to your clinic is a positive experience all around. Read More

Just a short note of thanks for making an unpleasant and scary medical procedure comforting and seemingly pleasant under the circumstances. Read More

I just wanted to thank Dr. Flamand and all the staff who assisted in my recent colonoscopy. They made my visit so pleasant and comforting. Read More

Thank you so much for your professionalism and care that you gave me at my appointment last week! Read More

This brief note is to thank you and your staff for the very thorough and professional treatment offered to me during the entire colonoscopy process. You and your team do good work! Read More

I found that your clinic was very well managed. The whole procedure was efficient and uncomplicated. Thank you so much for the professional and gentle treatment. Read More

Top notch professional staff. I was walked thru everything right up to the point of falling asleep. I woke up wondering if I had even had the scope done, I didn't remember a thing after being sent off for a nap. I can't forget to mention the nice nurse that was in the room and the receptionist. I not once encountered anyone less then nice and I am so glad. Really eases my fears for any future procedures. I appreciated that the doctor came in... Read More

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