GCMH Wears Blue to Support Colon Cancer Awareness

Detectable. Treatable. Beatable. These words apply to one of the most common cancers among American men and women - colon cancer. Add the words "convenient" and "accessible" and you've summed up the role that your local hospital plays in making colon cancer prevention a priority! As the GCMH crew wears blue in support of Colon Cancer Awareness in March, the hospital is also pleased to announce that digestive health screening services have recently expanded. Gastroenterologist Dr. Srinivas Kalala is providing digestive health services each Monday in the hospital's Specialty Clinic, as well as performing colonoscopies for colon cancer screening. General surgeon Dr. Paul Burgett also provides colonoscopy screening on Tuesdays. The procedures take place in the modern and private GCMH same day surgery center, where an experienced care team and the two board-certified physicians provide the screening exams. The American Cancer Society recommends colonoscopy screening beginning at age 45 for men and women at normal risk; check with your primary care physician for specific guidelines for you. Phone GCMH Scheduling, 319-824-5081, for more information on scheduling your colonoscopy screening.