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Digestive Health

The Digestive Health Program at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Our highly specialized team treats conditions of the upper and lower gastrointestinal system including:

  • Anal and Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Esophageal/Gastric Cancer

Whatever the issue, we work hard to provide you with a smooth, personalized experience from screening to diagnosis to surgery and recovery. 

80% by 2018

In 2015, CRH signed a pledge with the American Cancer Society to help spread awareness and reach the goal of having 80 percent of patient screened for colorectal cancer by the year 2018. According to the American Cancer Society, starting at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing plans: 

Tests that find polyps and cancer

  • Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years*, or
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years*

Tests that mostly find cancer

  • Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT)**, or
  • Yearly guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)**, or
  • Stool DNA test (sDNA) every 3 years*

You can also learn more about the 5 Most Popular Colon Cancer Screenings for more in depth information.

Prevent this deadly cancer by scheduling you screening today.

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