Colon cancer prevention

Early detection is key

Getting a regular cancer screening is the most important thing you can do to prevent colorectal cancer. The new recommended age to start screening has been lowered from age 50 to 45. There are several different cancer screening options. The one that’s right for you depends on multiple factors, including your cancer risk, overall health and personal preferences.

  • Gold Standard
  • The gold standard: colonoscopy

    A traditional colonoscopy is often considered the gold standard in colorectal cancer screening, but many people find the procedure preparation daunting. Check out this informative Q&A about what to expect for your first colonoscopy and help put your mind at ease.

  • Cologuard
  • Convenience with Cologuard

    Other non-invasive colorectal cancer screening options are available too, such as Cologuard. This test involves collecting a stool sample at home and sending it to a lab to look for signs of both precancer and cancer. See if Cologuard is the right fit for you.

  • Foods
  • Foods for colon health

    Your diet has a major impact on your colon health. Making mindful nutrition choices can significantly lower your risk of colorectal cancer. Learn more about what foods can help keep your colon healthy.

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  • Find a provider

    Find an Adventist Health provider near you to see what colon cancer screening option is best for you.

  • Connection
  • Personal connection

    Watch one family’s moving story about how colon cancer impacted their life.

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