Colorectal Cancer Screening in Wilmington, DE
Colorectal surgery serves many purposes. In addition to treating polyps
and inflammatory bowel disease, it can also be used to screen for colorectal
cancer. At Saint Francis Healthcare, we utilize minimally invasive procedures
that allow patients to recover from surgery faster and can often be done
on an outpatient basis.
The Colorectal Surgery team is led by Dr. Sachin Vaid, MD, MRCS, MS of
the Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery. Dr. Vaid is a board-certified
surgeon who specializes in both laparoscopic and robotic colorectal procedures.
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery
Apex Medical Center
537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713
Concord Office Plaza
3521 Silverside Road
Quillen Bldg, Suite 1G
Wilmington, DE 19810
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Facts About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.
and you should start receiving regular screenings at age 50. While colorectal
cancer is treatable, it has a high mortality rate because by the time
noticeable symptoms develop it is much harder to cure. The good news is,
cancer screenings can catch the disease in the early stages so you can
begin treatment early and stand a much better chance of fighting it.
Colorectal cancer quick facts:
- The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is 1 in 20
- The chance of curing colorectal cancer if found before symptoms develop
is more than 50%
- If your family has a history of polyps or cancer, your risk of colorectal
cancer is higher
- If your family has a history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer, your
risk of colorectal cancer Is higher
- Colorectal cancer is most common in African American and Jewish families
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has approved several methods
of screening for colorectal cancer, including stool testing and colonoscopies.
Discuss risk factors with your doctor and hear out their recommendation
for what method to use and how often you should receive screenings.