Are you avoiding Colon Cancer Screening?
Discover the facts and you’ll come out hiding.
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable, yet least prevented cancers. If you are 50 years old or older, it’s important for you to get screened.
Why? Screening offers the opportunity to find colon cancer or polyps to stop disease progression.
Avoid Cancer by removing precancerous polyps. Even with the high rates of colon cancer, if its found early enough, it is highly treatable. Four out of five with colon cancer have no prior family history. Did you know that your risk of colon cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50?
But with regular screening, over 90% of cases can be stopped before the cancer advances.
Stage One : 94% Survival Rate
Stage Two: 82% Survival Rate
Stage Three: 67% Survival Rate
Stage Four: 11% Survival Rate
You have screening options:
*CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) uses computed tomography to create both 2-D and 3-D views of the inside of the colon and rectum to detect precancerous growths (polyps).
*Fecal Occult Blood Tests detect blood in your stool, which may indicate colon cancer.
*Colonoscopy uses a thin tube with a camera attached to allow your doctor to look inside the colon and check for cancer or precancerous growths (polyps).
Future of Screening:
*On the horizon, researchers are looking into advanced DNA technology as a potential noninvasive method to detect both cancer and precancerous cells.
*Noninvasive tests may be completed at home.
Talk to your doctor about which screening method if right for you.
*Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Exact Sciences Corporate pamphlet BeSeenGetScreened.com pamphlet. Please call the for additional information and consult with your doctor on any procedure you have in the future.