Every year, colon and rectal cancer claim the lives of nearly 50,000 people.
The disease is usually hidden, with few obvious symptoms. Yet with early care, these cancers can often be successfully treated. That’s why it’s so important to have the regular screening test known as a colonoscopy. This procedure, recommended at age 50 and above, saves lives. Unfortunately, many people have no idea they have these cancers until it is too late to treat them.
ECU Physicians has joined in partnership with Pitt County Memorial Hospital to offer the East Carolina Endoscopy Center. This advanced medical office brings the best approaches available to find and treat colon and rectal conditions, including colon and rectal cancers. We are dedicated solely to making colon screenings convenient and comfortable.
We use special anesthesia for our procedures to reduce your recovery time to minutes instead of hours. Traditional anesthesia may cause drowsiness for the entire day, but our medications leave the body immediately after your procedure.
Our bright, new medical office is near the hospital with convenient parking in front. For patients with disabilities, wheelchairs are available at the entrance for your use to get to your appointment. Our staff is ready to make your appointment and screening as easy as possible.
People whose families have a history of colon or rectal cancers may need testing earlier than age 50. We also offer endoscopy tests, which examine the upper digestive system (stomach, throat).
It’s important to note that colon cancer produces few symptoms in the early, treatable stages. Below are symptoms of advanced colon cancer. See your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of them.
- Rectal bleeding or blood in or on the stool
- Change in bowel habits or stools that are narrower than usual
- Stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness or cramps)
- Diarrhea, constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
- Weight loss for no apparent reason
East Carolina Endoscopy Center
252 744 1400
Moye Medical Center I
521 Moye Boulevard
Greenville NC 27858
We are located across from the Brody School of Medicine. From Greenville, take Fifth Street (N.C. 43 east) to Moye Boulevard. Convenient parking available in front of the building. Wheelchairs and assistance available by calling 252 744 1400.
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