About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In the United States there were 146,970 estimated cases and 49,920 reported deaths for both colon and rectal cancer in 2009. Screening is an important means of detecting the disease early, when the chances of cure are highest. Screening also allows for the detection and removal of potentially precancerous growths, called polyps, preventing the cancer from developing.

Colorectal Cancer Screening at NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian provides a comprehensive range of early detection and prevention programs for colorectal cancer including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and genetic counseling and testing.

Learn more about the different types of screening tests for colorectal cancer.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

212-305-1909 Center for Digestive Health

212-851-4516 Offers free fecal blood testing (FOBT) for the underinsured. Manhattan Cancer Screening Partnership

212-305-9633 Colorectal Care Program

212-305-6731 Genetic counseling and testing

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

877-902-2232 877-902-CADC Center for Advanced Digestive Care

877-908-2232 The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health

877-902-2232 877-902-CADC Genetic counseling and testing

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

914-233-3008 Gastroenterology

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

718-670-1561 No cost cancer screening services for uninsured. Cancer Services Program

718-670-2216 GI Navigator Program

718-670-2217 GI Navigator Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester