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National Screening Day - Colon Cancer Stats

  • 1,000+ – More than 1,000 gastroenterologists are members in the community.

  • 1966 – Birth year of those who should be scheduling their first colonoscopies this year.

  • 2,016 – The number of patients hopes to screen this year on National Colon Cancer Screening Day

  • Every 5-10 years – The recommended frequency of colonoscopies if no polyps are detected.

  • March 3, 2015 – National Colon Cancer Screening Day.

  • 1 – The number of colonoscopy procedures in which colon cancer can be detected and prevented.

  • 40% – Number of at-risk Americans that aren’t getting screened for colon cancer.

  • 90% – The survival rate of colon cancer when caught early.

  • 30-60 Minutes – The average time length of a colonoscopy.

  • 1 in 20 – The chance you have of developing colon cancer in your lifetime.

  • 3rd – Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.

  • 50 – Age at which men and women are at average risk for colon cancer. “The right time for your first time.”