Colon Cancer Screening Resources
Learn who needs to be tested for colon cancer, and why
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Screening is having tests to look for disease in people who don’t have any symptoms, and because of it and better treatments, fewer people are dying from colon cancer. Screening can find colon cancer earlier, when it’s easier to treat. More importantly, sometimes screening for colon cancer can find growths called “polyps” so they can be removed before they turn into cancer – completely preventing the disease.
If you’re 50 or older, or if colon cancer runs in your family, you need to be screened regularly. But you don’t necessarily need a colonoscopy. There are several different screening tests for colon cancer. Check out the resources below to learn more about them.
- Risk factors for colon cancer
- Colon cancer screening tests
- American Cancer Society recommendations for finding colon cancer early
- Signs and symptoms of colon cancer
- Five myths about colon cancer
Download this brochure and take it to your health care professional