Colon Cancer Screening Facts
- Approximately 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer at some point in their lifetime
- Colon cancer (if discovered early) is one of the most treatable and preventable cancers
- Most colon cancers begin as polyps. If they are discovered and removed early, progression to cancer can be prevented.
- People with colon cancer are often asymptomatic until later stages of cancer, which are much more difficult to treat. Regular screening helps detect these pre-cancerous polyps before symptoms show.