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SCRMC HealthBreak | Colonoscopy

Posted on January 14, 2019

A colonoscopy screening is the most effective way to find colorectal cancer. Dr. Steven Johnson at South Central Gastroenterology explains the goals of a colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should have a colonoscopy even earlier. If you wait until you have symptoms of colon cancer to be screened, the cancers are often more advanced. So, that’s why we encourage everyone to consider doing it electively before they become symptomatic. The earlier we find colorectal cancer, the more likely we are to be able to cure it.  Colonoscopies save lives. To schedule a colonoscopy, call South Central Gastroenterology at 601-426-4000.  No referral is necessary.