Colon cancer and prevention is an imperative part of gastrointestinal health, especially for those over the age of fifty. The foremost way of screening for colon cancer is to undergo a colonoscopy. Beverly Hills based GI doctor Peyton Berookim is an expert physician with extensive experience relating to colon cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Correctly identifying and removing polyps (adenomas) is an essential part in reducing the risk of developing colon cancer. Seeing a recognised specialist in this field of medicine is the best way to reduce the chances that any existing issues develop into colon cancer, which can be life threatening.
Around one in 20 men and women will be diagnosed with colon or rectum cancer during their lifetime, according to cancer.gov. Many people do not undergo regular colonoscopies, and as a result, later develop serious health issues that affect their quality of life. If colon cancer is caught in its early stages, it has a very high recovery rate (over 90%), meaning that many deaths are preventable with accurate colonoscopy cancer screening. The risk of developing colon cancer increases after the age of 50, which is why doctors recommend undergoing a colonoscopy once a year from this age onwards. There are also other factors which increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer such as preexisting conditions including diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel disorders or a family history of colon cancer or bowel disorders. In these cases, it is highly recommended starting screening earlier.
People can sometimes understandably feel apprehensive about having a colonoscopy. However, it is not an uncomfortable experience and Dr. Peyton Berookim and his expert team are dedicated to making sure your suffer no stress or discomfort. You can contact us directly on 310.271.1122 or come by our practice at 150 N Robertson Blvd, Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. You can also contact us through our website where you will find further information about our full range of patient services.
Company Name: Colonoscopy-Beverly Hills
Contact Person: Peyton Berookim
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Address:1416 Westwood Blvd., Suite 204
City: Beverly Hills
Country: United States