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Colon Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable.

March is a time to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screenings. Visit this page throughout March for colon cancer screening options, diet tips, education, resources, support, and life-changing patient stories.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screenings at Southcoast Health 

At Southcoast Health, we offer colorectal cancer screenings to increase your chances of early detection. Our screenings can help find precancerous polyps, so that they can be surgically removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer. Regular screenings can also help find colorectal cancer in the early stages, when treatments for this type of cancer work most effectively. Remember colorectal cancer generally has no symptoms, so please get a screening at one of our primary care locations southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island – especially if you have any risk factors or are over the age of 50. Schedule an appointment or contact us today for more information.

Southcoast Health provides colorectal exams for patients across southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island.

Early Detection is Key

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed among men and women in the United States. However, when caught early, colon cancer is treatable.

At Southcoast Health, we offer colorectal cancer screenings to increase your chances of early detection. Our screenings can help find precancerous polyps, so that they can be surgically removed before they have a chance to turn into cancer.

Regular screenings can also help find colorectal cancer in the early stages, when treatments for this type of cancer work most effectively.

Certain risk factors increase the likelihood of developing colon cancer, including:

  • Age — 90% of colon cancers occur in people 50 and older
  • Family or personal history of colorectal polyps or cancer
  • Genetics — 5 to 10% of colon cancers are related to mutations in genes and genetic syndromes
  • Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease — ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Lifestyle factors, such as obesity, not exercising, smoking, poor diet and heavy alcohol use

To schedule your screening, please contact your Primary Care Provider. Don’t have a Southcoast Provider? Use our Find A Doc tool to easily find the right provider for you!

The Value of a Colonoscopy – Featuring Dr. Pricolo, MD

Patient Stories

Don’t let embarrassment prevent an important screening

Tiverton woman takes on colorectal cancer

March 18th Online Seminar

Southcoast Health’s free online Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention Seminar is your opportunity to learn about screening options, diet tips and the steps you can take now for better colon health.

Join us on Thursday, March 18th at 5:30pm to learn more about the importance of screenings with Southcoast Health’s Victor Pricolo, MD — right from the comfort of your own home!