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Reducing Late Stage Detection of Colon Cancer

Everyone between ages 50-75 should be screened regularly. If you’re Black, you should start getting screened at age 45.

Black men and women are at greatest risk of colon cancer due to genetics, stigma, lack of healthcare coverage, and lack of trust in the healthcare system.

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Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, and Styles P want you to check your colon.

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So What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer occurs in the large intestine (AKA the colon) or rectum. Abnormal growths (called polyps) can form in there, and over time, these polyps can turn into cancer. So how do you know if you have polyps? Screening tests can find them, and if you find them early enough, they can be removed before becoming cancerous. Learn more below about your options when it comes to screening and early detection.