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Why is screening important?

Colorectal cancer screening is a routine preventive measure that can save your life. Even when you feel healthy, screening tests are an important part of maintaining good health.

 

A colorectal cancer screening test can:

  • Identify people who are more likely to have or develop colorectal cancer even if they do not have symptoms.
  • Find pre-cancerous polyps (growths) so they can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer.
  • Find colorectal cancer at an early stage when the chance of being cured is high.

 

Benefits of colorectal cancer screening:

  • Regular screening can reduce the odds of dying from colorectal cancer.
  • Screening can find polyps so they can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer. Screening can also detect colorectal cancer early when the chance of being cured is high.
  • Screening can identify people who are more likely to have or develop cancer even if they do not have symptoms.
  • Peace of mind: getting screened can make you feel confident that you do not have colorectal cancer.
  • There are multiple screening options to choose from; you can pick the option that is best for you.
  • Regular screening for colorectal cancer is one of the best ways to prevent colorectal cancer.
  • Colorectal cancer screening can prevent and identify colorectal cancer early in people with and without risk factors for colorectal cancer.
  • Colorectal cancer screening can save your life!

 

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