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Who We Are

At Colon Screening for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c (3) organization, our mission is to work to increase the number of colon cancer survivors by educating the community on the importance of early detection through regular screenings such as colonoscopies. Along with our community partners we work to decrease the incidences of colon cancer and related deaths in the Tri-State area by encouraging individuals to make informed choices that lessen the possibility of developing colon cancer and increasing the number of individuals who seek timely colon cancer screenings.

Colon cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups.

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.

Almost all colorectal cancers begin as precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Such polyps can be present in the colon for years before invasive cancer develops. They may not cause any symptoms. Colorectal cancer screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when there is a greater chance that treatment will be most effective and lead to a cure.

If you are 45 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about when to begin screening. Ask which test is right for you, and how often to get tested.

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure.

Almost all colorectal cancers begin as precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Such polyps can be present in the colon for years before invasive cancer develops. They may not cause any symptoms. Colorectal cancer screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when there is a greater chance that treatment will be most effective and lead to a cure.

If you are 45 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about when to begin screening. Ask which test is right for you, and how often to get tested.

“What happens if they find polyps?”

Enjoy this short testimonial video from our community member, Bill. Bill was in his forties when they found polyps at his routine colonoscopy and took quick action to have them removed before the problem became worse.

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