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Colon Cancer Care at Blount Memorial

Learn about screenings, diagnostics, treatment and resources

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, yet it is preventable and highly treatable when detected early. Routine screenings combined with healthy eating and lifestyle habits help save lives.

Screening Guidelines: The American Cancer Society recommends that beginning at age 50, both men and women should get screened for colorectal cancers following one of these testing schedules*:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years
  • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years

* People who use tobacco, are obese and are sedentary; or have a family history of colorectal cancer or benign colorectal polyps, are at higher risk. Their physicians may recommend earlier and/or more frequent colorectal cancer screenings.

Blount Memorial Colorectal Cancer Resources

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