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A Screening Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

Colon cancer can affect both men and women, and is the third leading cancer killer. In the United States (2007), 142,672 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 53,219 people died from it (CDC). This can be easily prevented with a colonoscopy where pre-cancerous polyps and cancer in its early stages can be found and treated.

You should begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50, then continue getting screened at regular intervals. However, you may need to be tested earlier than 50 or more often than other people if:

  • You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.
  • You have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
  • You have genetic syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer.

Dr. Desai is driven to decrease the rate of colon cancer related complications and deaths in Ventura county.

For more information: Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet

Information for your scheduled Colonoscopy:

Standard Prep Colonoscopy Instructions
Miralax/Gatorade Colonoscopy Prep
What is a Clear Liquid?
227 West Janss Road, Suite 315
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Office Hours: Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm, Fri: 9am-3pm
Phone: (805) 449-4278
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