Everyone between ages 50-75 should be screened regularly and if you’re African American you should be getting screened at 45 and over.
African Americans are at greatest risk because of genetics, stigma, lack of healthcare coverage, and lack of trust in healthcare professionals.
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. Browse the categories below to learn your options when it comes to screening and early detection.
Am I At Risk?
Learn the early warning signs and risk factors.
Questions For My Doctor
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My Screening Options
What's out there?
Can I Afford This?
Yes, you can. Click to learn more!
'Cause everyone needs it.
You deserve it.
Learn about our on the ground screening program in Harlem.