Colon Cancer Screening is Recommended for Everyone 45 to 75 years. Adults over 75 years should talk to a healthcare provider about screening. A healthcare provider will also recommend how frequently you should be screened.
Screening Saves Lives. Screening tests can find colon cancer at an early stage when treatment works best. It can also find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—that can be removed before they turn into cancer.
There are Options. There are different options for screening tests, including stool tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/tests.htm
Screening is Safe. Healthcare providers have put safety measures in place to safely see patients during the pandemic. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out more.