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National Screening Day

March is the pinnacle of the college basketball season, as well as Colon Cancer Awareness Month – so grab your team and celebrate March Gladness. Show your team spirit and rally around your and your family’s health as you would rally around your favorite team. Remember: Preventing colon cancer with a colonoscopy is a slam dunk!

Bounce your cursor over the infographic for some game-changing stats!

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Huddle up:

Have a conversation with your family members about their colonoscopy history and results.

If you have a first-degree relative (parents, siblings or children) who had pre-cancerous polyps, you have a 35% to 70% higher chance of developing colon cancer.

Be team captain and know the facts!

Find out about colon cancer risk factors and what there can be done about preventing colon cancer.

Study the playbook:

Colonoscopy FAQs. Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colon cancer screening.

Prep for "the game"

check out Preparing for a colonoscopy

Make a slam dunk:

Click here to schedule a colonoscopy today!

Infographic Sources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Awareness of Family Health History as a Risk Factor for Disease, 2004
  • American Cancer Society, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures: 2011-2013, 2013
  • National Cancer Institute, Genetics of Colorectal Cancer, 2013
  • American Cancer Society, What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?, 2013
  • American Cancer Society, Recommendations for colorectal cancer early detection, 2013
  • Centers for Disease Control, Screening for Colon Cancer, 2013
  • National Cancer Institute, Cancer Advances in Focus: Colorectal Cancer, 2010
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Colonoscopic polypectomy and long-term prevention of colorectal-cancer deaths, 2012
  • Cancer (Journal), Risk of colorectal cancer and adenomas in the families of patients with adenomas, 2013