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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives



Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). If you’re 45 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, talk to your doctor about screening.


Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. That is why getting screened regularly for colorectal cancer is so important.


If you have symptoms, they may include:

  • A change in bowel habits.

  • Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement).

  • Diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty all the way.

  • Abdominal pain, aches, or cramps that don’t go away.

  • Weight loss and you don’t know why.

If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. They may be caused by something other than cancer. The only way to know what is causing them is to see your doctor.

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