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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Saturday colonoscopies now available at Franciscan Surgery Center

INDIANAPOLISThe Kendrick Colon and Rectal Center is making it easier for patients to receive colorectal cancer screenings at a time that best fits their schedule.

Beginning Aug. 27, colonoscopy services will be offered one Saturday a month at the Franciscan Surgery Center, Franciscan St. Francis Health―Indianapolis, located at 5255 East Stop 11 Road, Suite 100.

"We understand that some patients have work schedules or personal situations that make it difficult to schedule a colonoscopy during regular office hours,” said Frederick Lane, M.D. colorectal surgeon with Kendrick. “From experience, we know that Saturday appointments are very popular and give more patients access to screening with time to relax and recover over the weekend. We are excited to offer the service at the Franciscan Surgery Center.”

A colonoscopy is the best diagnostic test available to detect colorectal cancer, a condition that is highly curable when caught early. The American Cancer Society recommends screening for those aged 50 and older, and earlier if there is a family history of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

For more information about colorectal cancer screening, or to schedule an appointment, call 317-889-7906. Visit KendrickCenter.com to learn more about the Kendrick Colon and Rectal Center.