Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Colon Cancer Screening
Welcome. Our guide will help you choose the way you want to be screened for colorectal (colon) cancer.
Here are a few facts to help you understand the importance of being screened for colon cancer:
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
An estimated 147,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year. About 57,000 people will die from the disease.
About five percent of Americans are expected to develop the disease within their lifetime. Men are at slightly higher risk than women.
The risk of colon cancer begins to increase after the age of 40. The risk rises sharply between the ages of 50 and 55, and then doubles with each succeeding decade.
Getting screened for colon cancer is one of the best ways to lower your risk of this important disease. It's also a lot easier than many people realize.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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