If caught early, colorectal cancer can often be successfully treated. The Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinic at Johns Hopkins aims to help with colorectal cancer prevention and early diagnosis by:
Screening Procedures We Offer
Assessing Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Recent studies have shown an increase in the rates of colorectal cancer in young adults in the United States. These findings may suggest the need for earlier colorectal screening, especially if you are experiencing a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain or persistent iron deficiency anemia. Talk to your primary care provider to discuss whether it’s time for a screening.
If you have a family history of colon cancer, our Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic can connect you with a gastroenterologist and a genetic counselor to help evaluate your screening needs.
For Referring Physicians
To expedite patient care, we offer direct access endoscopy for referring physicians, allowing you to schedule standard diagnostic endoscopic procedures for colorectal cancer without consultations. Within three weeks after your patient’s appointment, you will receive a written report of all procedures and biopsies conducted and further surveillance recommendations. The clinic welcomes new patients and can schedule immediate appointments.
Direct Access Endoscopy
Call 443-997-0286 for direct access endoscopy appointments for patients who need colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening due to age or family history, and for those who are not at high risk and have no symptoms that require a consultation.
Call 410-933-7495 for clinic appointments for patients who need a consultation for gastrointestinal symptoms to make sure the appropriate test is ordered after an evaluation.