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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

Testimonials


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

I wanted to say thank you for the excellent care when I was at the clinic for my colonoscopy. Everyone was thoughtful, professional and attentive. It made for an extremely pleasant experience after what is usually an uncomfortable prep! Read More

What a friendly, caring crew during what could have been an uncomfortable and embarrassing time.  Read More

Extending my thanks to the entire staff at Tri-City Colonoscopy Clinic. Patient comfort and care are clearly their main focus. A true group of people who have patient’s best interests at heart. Thank you so much! Read More

I just had my first visit to your clinic and wanted to express how impressed I was with the care that I received. It was prompt, friendly, informative, and everyone knew their roles. Awesome to see great service in this day and age – nicely done! Read More

I would like to quickly express my appreciation for the courtesy and professionalism of everyone in your office yesterday when I attended for my colonoscopy. Very impressive communication, reception, nursing and medical services. Thanks sincerely to all of you! Read More

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