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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Source: www.cdc.gov