Dr. Lawrence Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but early detection can prevent cancer in 90% of cases. It is important to undergo a colonoscopy because in the majority of colon cancer patients show no symptoms. The purpose of a colonoscopy is to screen for colon polyps before they turn into cancer. Everyone should be screened for colon cancer at age 50, and African-Americans should be screened at age 45.

Telehealth Appointments Available

All Capital Digestive Care physicians and advanced practice providers are offering "virtual" visits via telehealth. Call your doctor's office to schedule an appointment. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are limiting in-office appointments and endoscopy procedures to patients requiring urgent care. We encourage all individuals to practice everyday preventive actions and social-distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.