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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer

Men and women age 50 and older should be tested regularly for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to encourage everyone over the age of 50 to get screened regularly for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Covered by Medicare

All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer

Prevent Cancer Foundation answers the 20 most frequently asked questions about colorectal cancer. Learn about pre-cancerous polyps, symptoms, screening, and prevention of colon cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Prevent Cancer Foundation

About Colon Cancer: Genetics

Relatives of people who have had colorectal cancer are more likely to develop the disease themselves. Learn about the importance of genetic testing and counseling.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer

Learn about colorectal cancer, its symptoms, risks and screening tests that are highly effective in detecting the disease early. If you are 50 or older, you should start getting regular tests for colon cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

CDC Vitalsigns: Colorectal Cancer Screening

This CDC report points out why more people need to get tested for colorectal cancer and what can be done to increase screening. All people aged 50 to 75 years should get tested.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women in the United States. Learn about possible risk factors, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Talk to your health care providers about when to begin screening for colorectal cancer, what tests to have, the benefits and risks of each test, and how often to schedule appointments.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Search by state or country to locate a colorectal surgeon in your area who is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, such as a polyp, and ulcers. Learn how and when the procedure is performed.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

NIH SeniorHealth: Colorectal Cancer

This site describes the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and latest research on colorectal cancer. The site also links to 4 brief videos on colon cancer screening methods, clinical trials, and more.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Personal Screening Stories

Read brief stories from real patients about their colorectal cancer screening experiences.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

Learn about research that suggests vitamin D may provide some protection against colorectal and possibly other cancers.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Vitamin E

There is some evidence suggesting a protective effect of vitamin E against prostate, bladder, and colorectal cancer, but more research is needed. Most clinical studies show that vitamin E supplements do not have any overall health benefit or any beneficial effect on heart disease or cancer in general.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

American Cancer Society

Your Disease Risk: Colon Cancer

To estimate your risk of colon cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 28, 2011

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