Colon Cancer Screenings

More than half of all colon cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented with proper screening and early detection

Use our 5-Minute Colon Cancer Assessment to gauge your risk factors

If you have concerns about your colon cancer risk assessment, it’s recommended that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or a specialist as early as possible, in order to allow for any further diagnosis.

Your doctor is likely to recommend you receive a colonoscopy, the most accurate test available for detecting cancer of the colon. Colonoscopies are proven to help with early detection of the disease, saving many lives every day.

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If you don’t already have a primary care physician, you can click here to find one that’s convenient to your location.

More About Colon Cancer

  • Colon cancer is one of the top-five most common cancers in adults—although it’s also the most preventable.

  • There are no early warning signs or symptoms for colon cancer—it’s recommended that all adults at the age of 45 or above follow a regular screening schedule, and those who are at greater risk for colon cancer may be screened more frequently.

  • There are many ways that you can combat the development of colon cancer, such as being physically active, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking.

  • Colon cancer has the highest survival rate when it’s detected early. In Virginia, 40% of colon cancer is diagnosed in the earliest stage.