Experts at UConn Health have created a new Colon Cancer Prevention Program to help you understand your risk of colon cancer – and create a personalized cancer prevention plan.
Because cancer prevention is a way of life, this unique program offers you ongoing support, education and the benefits of today’s latest research advances.
The Colon Cancer Prevention Program is open to all men and women over age 18.
Allies in Prevention
Cancer prevention is a lifelong plan including smart choices in our day to day lives. Our team is here to help you and support you every step of the way. Drawing on UConn’s diverse strengths as a university hospital, the Colon Cancer Prevention Program offers you:
- Personalized care by a team of nationally recognized experts
- Individualized risk assessment services
- State-of-the-art colonoscopy services, utilizing advanced equipment for the most precise imaging and extra attention to keep you comfortable
- Unique research strengths to enhance your colon cancer prevention strategies
- Comprehensive genetic assessment and counseling for individuals with significant family history of colon cancer
- Ongoing education and counseling services for individuals and families
- Easy access for scheduling and appointments
A More Precise Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is the best available tool to allow physicians to visualize the entire large intestine and look for the earliest signs of cancer. Experts with the Colon Cancer Prevention Program use a more advanced system to visualize even the smallest blood vessels within the colon. Because UConn’s system can vastly magnify molecular segments of tissue and blood vessels, experts can see the tiniest changes in the colon years, or even decades, before these changes could lead to dangerous polyps. In addition, your comfort is a high priority at UConn; our team will make sure this examination is as easy as possible for you.
Your Cancer Prevention Plan
At UConn, your cancer prevention plan begins with a detailed assessment to help determine your unique risk factors. At your first appointment, our nurse practitioner, physician and other team leaders will start working with you to create your personal risk-reduction strategies.
Benefit from Our Research Strengths
Some of today’s most exciting colon cancer research is taking place here at UConn Health. Working with the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and other leading organizations, our scientists and physicians are looking into the early cellular changes that lead to colon cancer. UConn researchers are also studying the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors on the colon. When you join the Colon Cancer Prevention Program, you and your family can benefit from UConn’s years of research experience and knowledge.
Our multidisciplinary research team is led by Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D., and also includes:
As part of this program, you will receive ongoing education about risk reduction strategies and new advances in colon cancer prevention, including a newsletter and invitations to talks and seminars. We will work with you to make sure your cancer prevention plan continues to reflect the most up to date knowledge and scientific breakthroughs.
Who Is Eligible to Participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 who is concerned about their risk of colon cancer is encouraged to join the Colon Cancer Prevention Program. Call 800-535-6232 for more information or to make an appointment.
Colon Cancer Information
Please follow the link below to obtain up-to-date information from the National Cancer Institute.