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Best Colon Cancer Doctor NYC

Our highly skilled team of gastroenterologists at Triborough GI provide state-of-the-art, patient focused care when it comes to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of colon cancer. Triborough GI has three locations in New York: Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. Schedule an appointment today at Triborough GI for colon cancer screening and/or treatment. Call our Brooklyn, Staten Island or Bronx office at (718) 332-0600 or book your visit online.

What is colon cancer?

Like other cancers, colon cancer is the result of abnormal cell growth. It typically arises from small clumps of cells (polyps) that form on the inside of the large intestine (colon). Over time, some polyps can evolve into cancer. Colon cancer is much more common in adults over 50 but can occur at any age.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Symptoms generally aren’t obvious until the cancer has progressed, and may include:

  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal cramping, gas, or pain
  • A change in bowel habits or the consistency of your stool
  • The sensation that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss

How can I prevent colon cancer?

There is no guaranteed method of avoiding colon cancer, but a colon cancer screening colonoscopy is by far the most effective tool available for preventing or catching the disease in its earliest stages when treatment is most successful.

During a colonoscopy, your GI specialist can remove colon polyps before they evolve into cancer and identify other concerning changes in your colon that require treatment. It’s generally recommended everyone have a screening colonoscopy by age 50, sooner if you have an increased risk of developing colon cancer due to:

  • A family history of colon cancer
  • History of inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • An inherited disorder, such as Lynch syndrome
  • Diabetes

Lifestyle factors that increase your risk of colon cancer include:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of physical activity or exercise
  • A diet that’s low in fiber and high in saturated fat
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Smoking

Adopting healthy habits now and undergoing a screening colonoscopy can reduce your risks and possibly prevent colon cancer from affecting your health.

What is the treatment for colon cancer?

Treatments vary and depend upon how advanced the cancer is and where it’s located in your colon. Small cancerous polyps, for instance, may be removed during a colonoscopy. Larger polyps and tumors may require more extensive surgery.

Your Triborough GI provider takes time to carefully explain your treatment options so that you’re part of the decision-making process.

Schedule a visit today at Triborough GI for expert care you can rely on. Triborough GI has the top NYC Colon Cancer doctors in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. Our GI specialists provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Our motto is that the patient’s care comes first! Highly reputable and top rated in NYC, our gastroenterologists will thoroughly examine, diagnose and come up with a treatment plan for your colon cancer. 

Schedule an appointment at (718) 332-0600 today with one of our Triborough GI doctors at one of our Brooklyn, Staten Island or Bronx locations for any questions or concerns you have regarding Colon Cancer treatment.