Colorectal cancer does not discriminate.
It can affect anyone at any age.

Take the quiz to learn more about your risk and how to start the conversation with your doctor.


Why Should You Get Screening for Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is happening more than you realize. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in America among men and women combined.

 Are you listening yet? Finding it early can save your life. In fact, the survival rate of people who find cancer at its earliest stage (before it’s spread) is 91%.

About Colorectal Cancer Screening

Do you need to be screened for colorectal cancer? You have options! A colonoscopy is one of many available screening tests for colon and rectal cancers. But there are also several testing options you can do at home (if you qualify). Consult with your doctor to determine which test is right for you.   

“I know most people fear the prep for a colonoscopy more than anything else. I tell people I would prep every day to never hear the words ‘you have cancer’ ever again.”
Michael Holtz, stage III rectal cancer 

Signs & Symptoms

Understanding the signs and symptoms of colon cancer is crucial so that if you see any, you can make a doctor’s appointment right away. Symptoms to look out for are: rectal bleeding or blood in stool, ongoing changes in bowel habits, thin poop, frequent gas pains, bloating, weight loss, and fatigue.

“Early detection can save your life. I am a true testament to that, and I will keep spreading the awareness of how important it is to listen to your body.” Sylvia Martorell, stage III colon cancer

Conversation Guide

Take the Screening Quiz to get a personalized printout for an easier conversation with your doctor about colorectal cancer screening.

Provider Finder

Use Provider Finder to easily locate experienced healthcare professionals for colorectal cancer screening near your zip code.

Screening Information

Explore the Screening page for comprehensive guidance on colorectal cancer screening options, empowering you to make informed health decisions.

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Screening Brochure for You

Our screening brochure includes a colonoscopy prep shopping list and prep tips. We even outline alternative screening options in addition to colonoscopy.

Bristol Stool Chart

What are your poops supposed to look like? Each stool type on the Bristol Stool Chart is accompanied by a description, aiding you in recognizing normal bowel habits and identifying potential irregularities.

Colonoscopy preparation is one of the most dreaded steps when it comes to colorectal cancer screening, but it’s not optional. You must clean out your colon so the doctor can get a good look at the inside!

Medical Professionals

Follow-up Colonoscopy Resources: Commercial, federal, and state plans that follow U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance are legally required to provide full coverage for a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive or abnormal non-invasive stool-based test.

Fight CRC provides healthcare providers with free, medically-reviewed patient education materials. Our resources cover screening to biomarkers, aiming to empower professionals and their patients with the latest information and tools.

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