What is a Colorectal Screening?
Early screening = Early detection = Early Treatment
Why do you need a screening?
- Screenings can find growths called “polyps.”
- Polyps may or may not be cancerous.
- Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.
- Doctors can remove the polyps.
Who gets colorectal cancer?
- Men and women.
- More common in people over 50 years old.
- Risk increases with age.
What are colorectal screenings?
- Tests looking for cancer before you have symptoms.
- Several types of screenings – talk to your doctor to decide the best for you.
When should you get colorectal screenings?
- Regular screenings begin at age 50 and continue to age 75 years.
- Screening begins at younger age for persons at a high risk.
- You or someone in your family had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer.
- You have an inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Tell your doctor your medical history
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