Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Prevention And Early Detection
Frequently Asked Questions
You can prevent colorectal (colon) cancer altogether
because it is one of the easiest to detect and if caught early, it’s
curable. Read some of the Frequently Asked Questions
below for answers to questions you may have.
Use the Colon Cancer Risk Calculator Tool
from The Siteman Cancer Center on this page.
It should help you determine if you do.
It’s important to know that your family health history and race
can impact on when to start your colon cancer screening checks.
Early symptoms of colorectal cancer can be elusive
and can often mimic other health problems. Check out what they are…
It’s important to have regular colorectal cancer screening tests
beginning at age 50 or earlier if you have a family history of the disease.
Almost all colorectal cancers begin as precancerous polyps or
abnormal growths in the colon or rectum. Now read about the second
line of defense for reducing the risks.