Colon Cancer Awareness

45 or over? It is time for a colon cancer screening

Colon cancer screening for those at average risk should begin at age 45.

Those with increased risk may need to be screened earlier and more often.

What can you do to decrease your risk for colon cancer:

  • Get screened
  • Eat healthy
  • Stop smoking
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get regular exercise
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Know your family history

Colon cancer is highly treatable when found early.  There are many screening options including at-home tests; talk with your healthcare provider to see which test is right for you!

The American Cancer Society reveals that colorectal cancer is on the rise in those under 50 years old, and is expected to be the leading cause of cancer-related death among 20-49 year olds by 2030.  It’s never too early to talk to your doctor about when it’s appropriate to start screening!

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives.

Those that are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for assistance. Call for more information!

Call for screening options:

PRINCETON – 270-365-0227

OAK GROVE – 270-632-6743

HOPKINSVILLE – 270-632-6741