Why are Hispanics Less Likely to Screen for Colon Cancer?
Colon cancer screening rates are significantly lower among Hispanic Americans over 50, and Hispanic Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer in advanced stages.
Our Woodland Park gastroenterologists and staff at Gastroenterology Diagnostics of Northern NJ are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the community in our quest to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroenterology Diagnostics of Northern NJ is skilled in performing a myriad of digestive procedures, including colonoscopy, esophageal dilation, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy.
We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards as the center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
We are also honored to be part of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP), which honors units that have demonstrated a commitment to delivering quality and safety as reflected in their unit policies, credentialing, staff training and competency assessment as well as their quality improvement activities.
Our patients value the compassionate care they receive from our doctors and say they are likely to recommend our center to family and friends.
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