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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in this country. Screening by colonoscopy can prevent cancer or find it at an early stage. During screening, a doctor looks for polyps (abnormal tissue growth) or cancer. If precancerous polyps are found, they can be removed before they turn into the cancer.
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Physicians at UChicago Medicine take a proactive approach to cancer screening – especially in high-risk patients – with the goal of catching the disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.Learn more about colonoscopy screening
Karen E. Kim, MD, specializes in the prevention, screening, and early detection of colorectal cancer, hepatitis B, and women's health issues — particularly functional bowel diseases. She is skilled in the assessment of hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colon cancer risk in families.Learn more about Dr. Kim