You may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening options for increased risk individuals:
Personal history of adenomatous polyps or colorectal cancer: Colonoscopy every 3 years.
First degree relative with adenomatous polyps or colorectal cancer: Colonoscopy beginning age 40 or 10 years younger than the family member who had polyps or cancer. Some cancer syndromes require screening even earlier.
- Ulcerative colitis: Colonoscopy after 8–10 years of disease.
- Crohn’s colitis: Contact your gastroenterologist to discuss screening.
Individuals with symptoms such as change in bowel movements or blood in stool should contact their physician right away. These recommendations are only a guide; you should discuss with your primary care provider which option is best for you.
To schedule an appointment at the campus closest to you call (386) 267-6439 or complete the registration form below and someone from our hospital team will contact you within 48 hours to schedule your appointment. Florida Hospital would like to be your partner in health. For a physician referral list, follow the link to see the list of physicians in our area. Thank you for being proactive about your health.