Get Screened Hawaii

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in Hawai‘i. Colorectal cancer (or colon cancer, for short) is cancer in the colon or rectum and affects both men and women. In Hawaii, approximately 700 people are diagnosed and 225 people die from colon cancer each year.1

Take the first step today!

  • If you’re between the ages of 45 and 75, call a healthcare provider today.
  • Your healthcare provider can help you find a colon cancer screening test that is right for you and let you know how often you should be tested.
  • If you don’t have a healthcare provider, call Aloha United Way 2-1-1.

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

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.

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Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Coalition Colorectal Task Force

1Hawaii Cancer at a Glance, 2012-2016.