Know the Facts about Colorectal Cancer Screening & Testing Options

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States. However, when colorectal cancer is found and treated early, there is a 90% survival rate. Unfortunately, one in three American adults are not screened as recommended. There are a few screening tests available, but a colonoscopy is the only screening test that both detects and prevents cancer. Other tests can miss certain polyps (pre-cancer), and have false positive or false negative results. Furthermore, a colonoscopy is the only test that allows removal of pre-cancerous lesions. Learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and screening options in our infographics below.