Important: Did you know March is colon Cancer Awareness month
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You have enough to worry about these days. You don’t need to add colorectal cancer to the list. On-time screening tests can find polyps before they turn into cancer. Talk to your doctor and schedule a colorectal cancer screening test.

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the [...]

Getting screened for colorectal cancer may not sound pleasant, but it can actually prevent cancer. There are several screening test options; some you can even do from home. Talk to your doctor to decide which is best for you.

For this test, the doctor puts a short, thin, flexible, lighted tube into your rectum. The doctor checks for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and lower third of the colon. How often: Every 5 years, or every [...]

Routine screening is #cancer prevention, because #ColorectalCancer doesn’t always have symptoms. If you’re 45 or older, talk to your doctor about screening options.

This is similar to flexible sigmoidoscopy, except the doctor uses a longer, thin, flexible, lighted tube to check for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and the entire colon. During the test, the doctor can find and [...]