Frequently Asked Questions

Who should be tested for colorectal cancer?

Both men and women over age 50 should begin a screening regime, but individuals with a personal or family history of colon polyps, colorectal cancer or chronic inflammatory bowel disease should begin screening earlier.

In its earliest stages, colorectal cancer may develop without symptoms, so waiting for symptoms such as bleeding, unexplained changes in bowel habits or unexplained weight loss may mean waiting too long. Colon cancer is most easily treated in its earliest stages.

“Anxiety and a lack of information play key roles in keeping people
 from knowing their risk for colorectal cancer and scheduling the appropriate
 tests. The importance of screening exams is emphasized by studies that show
 that when the population begins to make regular screenings a priority, the
 number of cancer-related deaths decline.”
- Dr. Santi

Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates of Nashville, P.L.C.
Centennial Professional Plaza
345 23rd Avenue North, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
(P) 615.342.5740 | (F) 615.342.5742

Monday-Thursday – 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday – 8:30am-12:30pm


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