Screening is important.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if all adults aged 50 or older had regular screening tests, or colonoscopies for colon cancer, as many as 60% of the deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. While 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in adults aged 50 or older, it is essential for individuals with risk factors (those with a family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or heavy alcohol use) to seek regular screening earlier.
Tell someone you love today about the importance of colorectal cancer tests and share this flyer with them for more information.
Because colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in our community, colonoscopies are one of the more frequent procedures performed at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.