Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs anywhere in the colon or rectum. A person's lifetime chance of having colon cancer is 6 in 100. If there is a family history of colon cancer/polyps or other conditions, the risk is even higher. The colon is the lowest portion of the large intestine and is the last part of the digestive system through which food passes. The rectum is the final section of the colon, through which solid wastes are eliminated from the body. It usually begins as a benign growth on the lining of the colon or the rectum (also known as polyps) over time, these polyps may begin to grow at a rapid rate. When this happens, they become malignant.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. It ranks third in frequency behind lung and prostate cancer in men in the United States. It is also third in frequency behind lung and breast cancer in women. Colorectal cancer accounts for about 10 percent of all new cases of cancer each year in the United States.
Would you like to know more about this topic? Click on the link below to find more information at the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Contact Information / Office Hours Center for GI Health Sellersville (8:30-4:30 M thru F)
Phone: 215-257-5071 Fax: 215-257-1801 817 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960
Center for GI Health Lansdale
Phone: 215-257-5071 1240 South Broad Street Lansdale, PA 19446
Center for GI Health Springhouse
Phone: 215-257-5071 909 Sumneytown Pike, Suite 106 Springhouse, PA 19477
The Endoscopy Center (7-3 M thru F)
Phone: 215-453-3050 817 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960
About Us The Center for GI Health, formerly known as Upper Bucks Medical Associates, has been serving the community since 1973. Our practice has expanded over the years from one to four physicians. CGI is dedicated to provide the highest level of care combining experience and education with compassion and understanding. We have most recently added a female physician to our practice in 2006. This has added a level of comfort for those patients who seek a female to deliver their GI care. CGI has full staff privileges at Grand View Hospital located just across the street from our office and Endoscopy Center.
Hospital Affiliations The Center for GI Health and The Endoscopy Center are affiliated with Grand View Hospital in Sellersville PA and Abington Hospital in Lansdale PA.
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