Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with gastrointestinal disorders (GI) or digestive diseases.
Digestive diseases treated at Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton include:
Is It Time for Your "Tune Up"?
A colonoscopy can keep you at peak performance. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The disease often grows with no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage. But when detected in its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is treatable.
Regular screening is the best way to find colon cancer early. Some screening tests may prevent colon cancer entirely.
When Should You Start?
People who have no identified risk factors – other than age – should begin testing for colon cancer at age 50. If you have a family history of this cancer or have other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, you should talk with your doctor about earlier screenings.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk use one of the screening tests below:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*
- Colonoscopy every 10 years
- Fecal occult blood test(FOBT) every year*,**
- Stool DNA test (sDNA), interval uncertain*
*Colonoscopy should be done if test results are positive.
**For FOBT or FIT used as a screening test, the take-home multiple sample method should be used. A FOBT or FIT done during a digital rectal exam in the doctor's office is not adequate for screening.
Call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627) for a referral to a physician on the medical staff at our hospital.