Texas Health Plano is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer remains the third most common cancer in the United States. According to research supported by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this type of cancer starts as a small growth, called a polyp, long before symptoms appear. Screening tests can find polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer.
Diagnosis and Treatment
It is extremely important to find colorectal cancer early when the chance of survival is good, according to the National Cancer Institute. Physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano provide advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Procedures performed by physicians on the medical staff include: