Conquer Colon Cancer

Screening Saves lives

Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is common and often deadly.  But with screening it may be preventable.  

When colon cancer is found at an early stage it may be easier to treat.  Several screening tests are available, so talk to your doctor and decide which test is best for you.

The most important thing is that you get tested!

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Prevention & Early Detection

Prevention

Colon cancer can form and grow before it causes symptoms.  A screening test is an examination that is done before a person has symptoms in people who are at risk.  A polyp is a small growth in the colon which is usually benign, but some turn into cancer.  During colonoscopy, if the doctor finds polyps they can be removed, often before they become cancerous.

Early Detection 

When colon cancer is detected at an early stage, before it has spread anywhere else, the 5-year relative survival rate is over 90%.  This means that 9 out of 10 people with early stage cancer survive at least five years.  But if the cancer has had a chance to spread outside the colon or rectum, the survival rates are lower.

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