health screenings at Griffin Hospital

Colon Screenings Save Lives

Griffin Hospital Gastroenterologists and Colorectal Surgeons perform routine screening colonoscopies every day, and for each pre-cancerous polyp they remove, they know they are potentially saving a life. 

That’s why every March - during National Colon Cancer Awareness Month - they join the Griffin Hospital Digestive Disorders Center staff in encouraging everyone age 50 and over to get their screening colonoscopy. Colon cancer affects men and women equally, and on average, the risk of people age 50 and older developing pre-cancerous polyps is greater than 1 in 5. If left untreated, these polyps can become colon cancer. 

The good news is that these polyps can be found and removed during screening Colonoscopy  long before they can develop into colon cancer. 

But don't wait till March! Now is a great time to schedule your screening colonoscopy. You’ll help keep these doctors smiling, and maybe even save a life -- your own -- in the process!

For more information,
call the Griffin Hospital Digestive Disorders Center at 203.732.7423

Pictured above: Gastroenterology Specialist Physicians Dr. Jonathan Simon, Dr. Harold Schwartz, and Dr. Jeffrey Dreznick.