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All adults with an average risk of colorectal (colon and rectal) cancers need to undergo routine screenings starting at age 45. However, those with a family history of colorectal cancer or any other risk factors should begin screening earlier than age 45. African Americans also face a slightly higher risk and need to discuss screening earlier.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined in the U.S. It is highly treatable when caught early. Over 30 million, ages 50-75, are not up-to-date on screening, and 60 percent of deaths could be prevented with screening. Know your screening options.
Fight Colorectal Cancer has created these resources to help answer your questions and educate about colorectal cancer screening.
Save a Life Rack Card
This rack card gets the word out that colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable. This resource covers screening options, risk factors, and signs and symptoms. It’s the ideal handout at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and community events.
For printed copies, visit our store.
NEW! Colorectal Cancer Screening Mini Magazine
Curious to learn more about colorectal cancer screening? The Screening Mini Magazine will walk you through everything you need to know about screening- from understanding the importance of screening for cancer prevention to learning about the different types of tests available.
With tips from medical professionals, cancer survivors, and others who have been screened, this is a great resource for anyone on the fence about preventive screening or for anyone preparing for their screen!
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Colonoscopy Prep Tips Blog
Visit the Fight CRC blog for tips and ideas on how to prepare for a colonoscopy from survivors.