A Common Disease
Colorectal cancer is a very serious disease affecting every 1 in 19 females and 1 in 20 males, and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. But it is almost entirely preventable through screenings.
Indiana University Health is home to some of the top colorectal cancer experts in the world. Our physicians have developed the field's defining standards of care and are experts in special cases such as removing polyps that are large, flat or hard to access.
Colonoscopies: Powerful & Effective
Colonoscopies are a powerful and effective test used to screen for precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer in patients without any symptoms. If proper screenings take place, physicians can gather the necessary information to prevent 80 percent of colorectal cancer.