Have You Been Tested for Colon Cancer? If Not, Should You Consider It?
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and despite this yearly designation, many people still don’t know about the dangers of colon cancer. A cancer diagnosis is always scary, but if found early, colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers out there. With screening and early detection, colon cancer patients can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they have a 90 percent chance of survival, and that number is increasing every year. But if all this is true, why is colon cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death in those aged 50 and older?
Early Detection Saves Lives!
Colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers in the U.S. today, yet it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death in U.S. adults aged 50 and older. This is because nearly a third of adults are skipping their recommended screenings. These screenings are vital to your health, as finding colon cancer early will significantly increase your chance of survival and recovery. Even adults under 50 years of age should consider this screening if they have a family history of colon cancer.
It’s important to pay attention to your risk factors to assess if it’s a good idea to get tested. Risk factors for colon cancer include:
- Being over 50 years of age
- Having a family history of polyps or colon cancer
- Having a personal history of cancer
- Having a condition that causes inflammation of the colon, such as Crohn’s Disease
- Smoking cigarettes
- High fat and low fiber diet
If you identify with any of the risk factors above, even just being over 50 years of age, it’s time to consider your options for colon cancer testing.
Getting Tested at Any Lab Test Now
Any Lab Test Now is partnering with Colon Cancer Alliance to help stop colon cancer deaths for good. During Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we urge those over 50 years of age and those with a family history of colon cancer to get tested. That’s because the best way to beat colon cancer is to find it early through testing. Testing could save your life.
To make testing easier and more discreet, Any Lab Test Now offers the Colorectal Cancer At-Home Screening Test. The test evaluates stool samples that are collected at home and sent in to the lab. The lab then determines if there is any blood in the stool that may signal colon cancer.
Help us beat colon cancer by taking charge of your health! Knowing your risk factors, knowing your family history and talking with your physician about the right time to be screened is your best, and easiest, tool for preventing colon cancer.
Contact the experts at Any Lab Test Now today to learn what testing options are right for you.
How Can You Help?
Help us raise money for colon cancer research by hearing our personal story and donating to the MICHELLE FIELDS TRIBUTE PAGE. All proceeds go to the Colon Cancer Alliance.
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