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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.
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.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and recommends people at average risk for colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45. In the most recent guideline update, ACS lowered the age to start screening because studies show rates of colorectal cancer among people younger than 50 are on the rise. If all adults 45 and older were screened for colorectal cancer we could avoid thousands of deaths each year and prevent many people from ever getting the disease.
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.