Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. At HHC, we make it easy for you to get screened. Our physicians perform thousands of colonoscopies and other colon cancer screening tests each year for New Yorkers. In fact, we recommend this preventive care screening for all patients over age 50.
Colon Cancer Screening in New York City
Colon cancer can occur in the colon or rectum and begins as one or more small growths, which over time can develop into cancer. Most people don’t have any symptoms of pain or bleeding until the disease has progressed. At HHC, our goal is to make colonoscopy screenings or other colon cancer screening tests easy and convenient, so we can detect any signs of cancer as soon as possible.
We offer one on one support through our patient navigator program. Patient navigators are available to:
- Provide you with more information about colonoscopies
- Address any concerns you may have
- Help you get additional resources, such as transportation or an interpreter
Colonoscopy Services at HHC
Our doctors are colonoscopy experts. In fact, HHC performs hundreds of colonoscopies every day, so you can trust we will expertly diagnose any problems.
- Our physicians perform over 21,000 colonoscopies a year
- We help nearly 5,000 New Yorkers decrease their cancer risk by removing polyps during the procedure
If you are 50 years old or older, it is time to schedule a colonoscopy. If you have a family history of colon cancer, your doctor may recommend you have one earlier.
Financial Assistance for Colon Cancer Screenings
Even if you are uninsured or underinsured, we can help. HHC hospitals offer colonoscopies and other colon cancer screening tests at little or no cost. If you have no insurance, speak to one of our bi-lingual financial counselors to see if you qualify for financial assistance.
To make an appointment for your colon cancer screening, find an HHC hospital or health center near you.