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At Colon Screening for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c (3) organization, our mission is to increase the number of colon cancer survivors by educating the community on the importance of early detection through regular screenings such as colonoscopies. Along with our community partners we work to decrease the incidences of colon cancer and related deaths in the Tri-State area by encouraging individuals to make informed choices that lessen the possibility of developing colon cancer and increasing the number of individuals who seek timely colon cancer screenings.
The Second Leading Cancer Killer
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short.
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—that can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment works best. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.
If you are 45 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often to get tested.
Plan for your Colon Screening
There are lots of things you can’t prevent: taxes, jury duty, the dog crashing your video meeting. But regular, on-time screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer.