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    Preventing Colon Cancer

Call 309-343-7773 to schedule an appointment.
Same-day consultations often available.

Preventing colon cancer.

If you are age 50 or over, regular colon cancer screenings can save your life. A general surgeon uses a procedure called a colonoscopy to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. When colon cancer is found early, there is a 90% chance for a cure. The American Cancer Society recommends both men and women of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin receiving a colonoscopy every 10 years at age 50. Mark Davis, MD, FACS, the General Surgeon at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, can discuss your own health and family history so that you can choose the best screening plan for you. Galesburg Cottage Hospital has a dedicated room in our operating suite for colonoscopies and other endoscopies such as EGDs.

Mark Davis, MD, FACS



Mark Davis, MD, FACS can help.
(of  Cottage Surgical Clinics)

834 North Seminary Street, Suite 503
Galesburg, Illinois

Same-day appointments are often available. For an appointment, call 309-343-7773.

Dr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience performing a broad range of surgeries in the fields of general and vascular procedures.

  • Board Certified: American Board of General Surgery
  • Fellowship: American College of Surgeons
  • Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Easton Hospital, Easton, PA

Patient results may vary. Consults your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment. Mark Davis is a member of the Medical Staff of Galesburg Cottage Hospital.


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