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.
The gastroenterologists and staff at MidAtlantic Endoscopy are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the greater Lancaster 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).
MidAtlantic Endoscopy is skilled in performing a myriad of digestive procedures, including colonoscopy, esophageal dilation, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy.
With two convenient locations in Lancaster and Ephrata, we proudly serve the Lancaster, York and Hershey areas. Our new, state-of-the-art facility in Lancaster offers all the technology of a hospital in a comfortable, relaxed environment. The new center replaces two centers located within the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Suburban Out-Patient Pavilion with one convenient location, offering the same high quality of patient care in a new updated environment. We also have an Ephrata location at 4140 Oregon Pike.
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