|Are You at Risk?|
If you think you’re not at risk for colorectal cancer, think again.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women—and the second leading cause of cancer deaths—in the United States. When discovered early, however, it is very treatable. A colonoscopy is the best screening tool to ensure early detection. It can even prevent cancer by removing precancerous polyps.
If you have concerns about your colon health, don’t ignore the warning signs. Talk to your doctor immediately and get screened. After all, it could save your life.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, set up an appointment to talk with your physician.
There are several risk factors that may increase your odds of developing colorectal cancer. If any of the following factors apply to you, talk with your health care provider about getting an early screening (those with no identified risk should begin screening at age 50).
Home Screening Test
Thanks to the work of the Lancaster County Crusade Against Colon Cancer, Lincoln residents have access to a free home screening test. The test checks for hidden blood in the stool—a potential sign of colorectal cancer. If you are age 50 or older, you qualify for a FREE colon cancer test kit. Visit www.LancasterCrusade.org for a list of pharmacies offering the kits.