We enjoy the hilarious way this video explains how to complete a colon screening “at home.” If you are age 50 or older, please talk with your doctor at The Family Health Centers which colon cancer screening is right for you.
Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older.
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later.
If you are age 50 or over, a colon cancer screening is often covered by insurance.