March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and if you're over the age of 50, you probably know the importance of regular colonoscopy screenings. What you may not know is that Cadence Health offers comprehensive colon health services backed by the expertise of a team of physicians who specialize in colorectal cancer treatment. Should your screening indicate a need for treatment, you can take comfort in knowing that the team of specialists is here to provide the expert care you need.
While colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases are curable if caught early. That’s why annual colon screenings are so important.
Contact your physician to schedule an annual screening. If you don’t have a primary care physician, you may find one through Cadence Physician Group.
Factors that impact risk and increase the need for regular screenings include:
If you are under the age 50 and believe you may be at increased risk of colon cancer, speak with your doctor about scheduling a screening.
If you or a family member is dealing with a colon cancer diagnosis, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your care will be delivered by compassionate physicians with comprehensive gastrointestinal (GI) cancer care experience and access to state-of-the-art technologies.
The specialized GI cancer care team is lead by Margo Shoup, MD, the medical leader of the Cadence Health cancer program. Dr. Shoup is a nationally renowned surgical oncologist who specializes in GI cancer treatment. Dr. Shoup leads a dedicated team that includes radiation, surgical and medical oncologists who specialize in GI cancer care.
In order to provide the most seamless experience, the team will collaborate with your referring physician and other clinical experts to provide a multidisciplinary approach to your cancer treatment and rehabilitation. Your care will be delivered in a soothing, healing environment backed by state-of-the-art clinical protocols and treatments.
Through an affiliation between Cadence Health and Cleveland Clinic, you and your family can access the expertise and resources of one of the nation’s top medical oncology programs, right here in Chicago’s western suburbs. Together, this combined knowledge allows us to provide you and your family with world-class cancer care, as well as local access to research and clinical trials.
You can rest easy knowing that if you or a loved one has colon cancer, Cadence Health is the right place for you.
Take control of your health by making an appointment for a colon screening through the care team at Cadence Health. To find a physician, please call 630-933-4234 or TTY for the hearing impaired 630-933-4833.