It’s a topic many people don’t like to discuss, but colorectal cancer is very much a health issue. Both women and men can schedule a colonoscopy at Woman’s and enjoy the safety, comfort and privacy - that you’ll only find at Woman’s with a private room before and after your procedure.
Below is a list of local physicians who choose to come to Woman’s to perform colonoscopies. When scheduling, ask to have the procedure at Woman’s Hospital.
The American Cancer Society recommends women have a screening colonoscopy starting at age 50, then at least every 10 years.
Screen Sooner, More Often with Family History
If your parent or sibling was diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer before age 60—or if you have two first-degree relatives diagnosed at any age—you should be screened sooner and more often. Women with a strong family history should schedule a colonoscopy at age 40, or 10 years before the age your youngest relative was diagnosed, whichever is younger.
Screen Frequently if You Have a Bowel Disease
Women who have inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease may need to be screened every one to two years beginning about eight years after diagnosis.