Getting a preventative screening is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. A screening aims to detect diseases at an early stage before symptoms even appear. Over the years, the use of this technology has thwarted the growth of colon cancer in thousands of its victims. Because it is common for individuals with colon cancer to experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, doctors highly suggest regular screenings for those over the age of 50 or at high risk. Unfortunately, not everyone takes these precautions seriously, and many end up seeking medical attention after symptoms have already begun to disrupt everyday life. Dr. Quist recommends seeing a Newport Beach gastroenterologist much earlier.
Dr. Quist understands the nervousness and uncertainty that can accompany a colon screening. Because of this, he is here to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire procedure. Every individual is different. Therefore, not everyone should be required to undergo the same screening process. Before the proceeding, Dr. Quist will attentively listen to your concerns and will help you choose a procedure that is suitable for you.
Whichever option you choose can ultimately help you determine the cause of your symptoms. If colon cancer is diagnosed, the necessary treatment depends on the stage of cancer and may include radiation, surgery, and/or chemotherapy.
Regular Colon Cancer Screening is one of the most significant ways you can help prevent colon cancer. From the initial phone call to the last meeting, Dr. Quist is eager and qualified to assist you in any way he can.
Call his Newport Beach gastroenterology practice by calling (949) 565-4189 to schedule your consultation!