Colon Cancer

At Naugatuck Valley Gastroenterology Consultants we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. One of our main goals has focused on the prevention of colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed this year alone.

Since a majority of colorectal cancer deaths are preventable, screening colonoscopy continues to be the “gold-standard” method of preventing colorectal cancer by detecting and removing precancerous polyps.

To learn more about colon cancer click on one of the links below:
American Cancer Society
American Gastroenterological Association
National Cancer Institute