Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that early detection through prevention and screening dramatically reduces fatalities from Colorectal Cancer?

Screening is the #1 way to prevent Colorectal Cancer.

Colorectal Cancer can develop with few, if any, symptoms. These symptoms may include: 

  • A change in bowel habits including diarrhea, constipation, a change in the consistency of your stool or finding your stools are narrower than usual
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort such as cramps, gas, or pain and/or feeling full, bloated or that your bowel does not empty completely
  • Finding blood in your stool
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Losing weight for no known reason
  • Nausea or vomiting

Early signs of Colorectal Cancer often do not include pain. 

  • All men and women should be screened for Colorectal Cancer.
  • Adults without a family history of Colorectal Cancer should begin Colorectal Cancer screening at age 45.
  • There is only one screening test that not only diagnoses Colorectal Cancer but can help prevent: a colonoscopy

The average lifetime risk for Colorectal Cancer for Men is 1 in 23.

The average lifetime risk for Colorectal Cancer for Women is 1 in 25.

Early Colorectal Cancer detection can save your life!