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.
I put off getting screened for colorectal cancer until I was about 54 years old. I finally took that step when I learned that it’s the 2nd leading cancer killer, and that it’s highly preventable—So to me it was a ‘no brainer’. I’m sure thankful that I took care of my health and got screened; the peace of mind is invaluable!
Dan Van Slyke – Roseburg