Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Preventing colorectal cancer means more dinner parties, more trips, more celebrations, more family gatherings, more tomorrows. There are several different screening options available, all of which can catch colorectal cancer early and prevent it from developing. Talk to your doctor about getting screened. Don't let colorectal cancer be the end, let screening be just the beginning.

Screening is Personal

Everyone has a different reason and motivation for getting screened. Get some inspiration to take the step to get screened from the stories below. Visit the AGA Facebook page to view more and share you screening story.

Understanding Colorectal Cancer

1. In the U.S., colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women and the second leading cause of death from cancer.

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Life Matters

Make the Choice to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer 

Schedule Your Colorectal Screening

If you are ready to get screened, use AGA's GI locator service to find a gastroenterologist in your area. Gastroenterologists are physicians who screen for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2018

2. Sadly, there are more than 49,000 deaths from colorectal cancer each year.

3. CRC can be prevented through screening and the detection and removal of cancerous polyps. Talk to your doctor about getting screened.  

4. Average risk patients should begin screening at the age of 50. Your doctor can help you understand if you're considered high risk (such as those with Lynch syndrome or IBD) and should begin screening earlier.  

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