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Clean screening: TRMC-Sunnyvale to offer colonoscopy pre-screenings
Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Nearly 50,000 people die of the disease each year, American Cancer Society statistics show.
That's why Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale and local gastroenterologists are offering colonoscopy pre-screening events at no charge in August. Drs. Kurt Lange and Ruben Sandoval, both of Digestive Health Associates in East Dallas, will pre-screen patients from 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Sunnyvale Medical Plaza, 341 Wheatfield Dr., Suite 240.
Drs. German Oliver and Fayez Seif of Texas Digestive Disease Consultants in Mesquite will pre-screen patients from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
Each patient who is pre-screened will receive a 50 percent discount on the cost of his or her colonoscopy. However, reservations are required and may be made by calling 877-554-TRMC (8762).
A colonoscopy provides a look inside the colon so physicians can spot polyps that could become cancerous.
More than 140,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, ACS statistics show. Colonoscopies are most commonly recommended for those 50 years old and older.
Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale is a 70-bed hospital committed to offering the finest medical services to those in Dallas County, Rockwall County and the surrounding communities. The regional medical center offers well-trained physicians, nurses and other medical professionals, as well as a full array of state-of-the-art medical equipment and a growing list of medical services.