Expansion and renovation of the Endoscopy Centre

Improved access and shorter wait times for colonoscopies

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Endoscopy
Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 10,000
    Number of colonoscopies currently performed at the JGH per year – more than double the average of 4,000 per year performed a decade ago
  • 90%
    Of colorectal cancer cases can be survived, if detected early
  • 5,800
    Quebecers were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2009
  • 2,600
    Quebecers died from colorectal cancer in 2009
  • 1 in 13
    Men is expected to develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime
  • 1 in 16
    Women is expected to develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime
  • 17%
    Estimated reduction in the number of deaths from colorectal cancer in Quebec if 60% of patients between the age of 50 and 74 participate in the colorectal cancer screening program
  • 12%
    Of all new cancer cases in women and men are for colorectal cancer
  • 95%
    Of new colorectal cancer cases and deaths occur in people over 50
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $1.3 million
  • Renovation and expansion of the Endoscopy Centre
  • Additional scoping room
  • Dedicated recovery area 
  • Additional colonoscopes 
  • Specialized equipment
Benefits