Guiding you to screening for prevention and early detection
During this current health crisis, several organizations are recommending postponing visits to healthcare facilities for routine cancer screenings, such as colonoscopies. However, there are alternative methods for colorectal cancer screening which can be performed in the privacy of your own home without going to see a doctor. Note that if you use an at-home test and receive a positive result, you will require a follow-up physician visit which may be postponed due to COVID-19.
Please visit our screening information page for additional information.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, abdominal discomfort, or a change in bowel habits, contact your primary care physician or gastroenterologist (GI doctor). They may be seeing patients using telehealth services (virtual visits).
For any additional questions, please contact our Helpline at 877-422-2030.
Screening saves lives - as soon as restrictions are lifted, it is important to get back on track with routine cancer screenings as soon as possible.
Several types of screening exist for colon cancer and rectal cancer
Everyone should get screened. The only questions are when, using what method, and how often. The answers lie in several factors, including your age, and family history. Here you'll find some quick and easy tools to help you decide when and how your next (or first) screening will take place.
Prevention is smart, easy, and often fun
While colorectal cancer screening is the single most important thing you can do, there are plenty of other steps you can take to increase your chances of prevention and early detection. Most are rewarding in and of themselves, like eating right and exercising and learning about your family history.