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Causes & Prevention

Did you know that colon cancer, also referred to as colorectal cancer, is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women in the US? The cancer occurs in the colon (or large intestine) or in the rectum, and it often develops slowly. Before the cancer develops, an abnormal growth called a polyp develops on the inner lining of the large intestine or rectum. While polyps begin as a noncancerous growth, some can turn into cancer over time.

Screening Methods

There's no longer a need to hide from screening. Procedures have improved and now, along with colonoscopy, there are different methods available that are recommended by the American Cancer Society. 

THERE'S NO LONGER A NEED TO HIDE FROM SCREENING. Procedures have improved, and along with colonoscopy, there are noninvasive methods available that are recommended by the American Cancer Society®. Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening and your screening options.

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Myth vs Facts

When it comes to colon cancer and screening, there are certain myths that need to be set straight. To help you take control of your health, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Barry Berger debunks the top five common myths surrounding colon cancer and screening.

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Don’t wait for symptoms to appear

Did you know colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers? But did you also know that it’s one of the least prevented cancers? One in three adults over the age of 50 is still not getting screened as recommended.

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Doctor Discussion Guide

There’s no question that colon cancer screening is an important part of routine health care. But we understand that you may have a few questions about which screening method is best for you or how often you should get screened.

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Get the Latest Buzz

Get the latest buzz about colon cancer and colon cancer screening and join in on the chatter yourself.

Colon Cancer Awareness

Participate in events near you that create awareness for colon cancer and screening.

Help us make it happen by becoming an advocate

More colon cancer awareness. More screening. More lives saved. Join the cause to get more people screened for colon cancer by becoming an advocate and making your voice heard.

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Colon Cancer Support

In addition to your healthcare team, family, friends, and the Be Seen, Get Screened website, there are other organizations that can provide additional information and support around colon cancer and screening.

 

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