Let’s talk about colon cancer.

Colon cancer is a type of cancer that affects the colon or rectum when a polyp, an abnormal growth, is present. Doctors perform routine screenings to check for polyps. These screenings are crucial so that polyps can be found and treated before turning into cancer. 




Did you know?

  • Eliminating certain skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women (CDC).
  • Between 60 and 90% of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if people over 50 received routine colonoscopy screenings.
  • 40% of at-risk Americans aren’t getting screened.

Possible symptoms of colon cancer include:

  • Bowel habit changes
  • Blood in stool or bowel movement
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Unexplained weight loss



Don’t wait until you experience the symptoms of colon cancer to be screened. Be proactive and plan your screening. 

Talk to your SIHF Healthcare provider to see if you should have a colon cancer screening.

Options include at-home tests or a colonoscopy.