Need to be screened? It could save your life.
Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer, but it doesn’t have to be. Screening can prevent the cancer or catch it early when it’s highly treatable.
Everyone over the age of 50 (45 for African Americans) should be screened for colorectal cancer even if they don’t have family history or symptoms.
Talk to your doctor about the one that’s right for you. Make and keep your appointment to be screened. Then talk about your experience with people you know and encourage them to get screened too.
Your story could save a life.
At age 51, my doctor recommended that I get a colonoscopy. After being diagnosed with a colon cancer tumor at 53, I now get a colonoscopy every two years. Catching this cancer early can save your life and the rewards for getting screened are many.
Linn County, Oregon