Colon Cancer Screening in Salem and Marion, KY

Get Tested at Tri-Rivers Healthcare

In recent studies by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, regular cancer screening could lower the amount of deaths due to colorectal cancer by 15-33%.

There’s just no excuse not to get screened anymore. This is your health – and it is vital. Schedule a colon cancer screening today.

Dr. William E. Barnes offers comprehensive medical and surgical care in the diagnosis and treatment in Salem and Marion, KY. Dr. Barnes has been performing general medicine and general surgery near Paducah for over 40 years and he specializes in treating and screening for colon cancer. Schedule an appointment for comprehensive testing and treatment for colon cancer in Salem and Marion, KY. Learn more and call (270) 988-3298 today!

Types of Screening

There are many different types of screens for colon cancer. They can be used in tandem, or independently. Contact us if you need suggestions or assistance in choosing a method of colon cancer screening.


This is one of the most common tests. A tube with a light and camera is inserted into the rectum and sigmoid colon, along with air to keep the colon inflated enough to be easy to view. This lowers your chance of death from Colon Cancer by between 60 and 70%.

High-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests (FOBT)

This tests stool for blood. Sometimes, blood can be very minimal and hard to find in stool. Tumors can bleed very minimally into stool – so little that it might be undetectable to the human eye.

CT Scan / “Virtual” Colonoscopy

Computed tomographic colonography can be used to get a digital image of your colon and rectum without invasive measures. This can see if there are any polyps or tumors growing.

Get Screened for Colon Cancer

It’s time. If you’re over the age of 50, call us at (270) 988-3298 to schedule a colon cancer screening with Dr. Barnes in Salem, KY.