Among cancers that affect both men and women, colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States
The Good News?
Colon cancer preventative screenings save lives. It is one of the most preventable, treatable and curable cancers.
It helps to find and remove polyps before they become cancerous. It can detect the cancer early when it is most treatable. If everyone who is 50 years or older were screened regularly, most deaths from this cancer could be avoided.
Both men and women should consider screening beginning at the age of 50 whether or not they have signs or symptoms of colon cancer.
- Age 50 or older
- Family history of colon cancer
- History of Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis
- Rectal bleeding
- Change in bowel habits
Talk to your doctor about screening options. You may need a referral to see one of our Gastroenterologists. We can help you determine coverage and next steps.
Please call 541-382-4900.