Locations and Physicians

North Phoenix & Scottsdale - Affiliated Urologists

Urology - Affiliated Urologists
20940 N. Tatum Blvd Suite 125
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Map & Directions

Phone: 602-264-0608
Fax: 602-234-0417

  • Colorectal Cancer FAQs with Bruce Porterfield, MD, PhD and Sherri Porterfield, RN, MSN

    February 14, 2018


    As a kid, the only time I wondered about a colon was whether I used it correctly when writing a paper. As I neared the age of 50, I worried if the 5 feet of my colon was healthy. More people need to worry about their colon too. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States and is the 3rd leading cause of deaths caused by cancer.1 Colorectal cancer is most often diagnosed in adults over the age of 50 though over the last few decades there has been an increase in the diagnosis of colorectal cancers in adults younger than 50.  

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  • An Incentive for Colorectal Screening

    January 4, 2018


    Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The 2017 estimate is 135,430 new diagnoses of colorectal cancer and 50,260 deaths. The goal for health care providers is to reduce these deaths through early detection. Colon polyps can develop over 10-15 years. When detected early, polyps can be removed reducing the risk of developing and dying of rectal or colon cancer. Early detection becomes your ally yet, only 60% of Americans who should get screened, do.

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