What is the Colon?
Your colon is your large intestine: the long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive track where your body makes and stores stool for a bowel movement.
Colorectal cancer is common in men and women and occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. People over the age of 50 are much more likely to develop colorectal cancer and should be screened for it regularly. When colorectal cancer is caught early, it is treatable.
Take Charge of Your Health
- Talk to your doctor about whether or not you need this test, especially if you are between the ages of 50 and 75
- Get the test done right away if it is necessary
- If you have to see another doctor for your colonoscopy, please remind him/her to send your test results to your provider at the Center
- Tell your doctor or nurse if you have had the test done outside of our Center—and fill out a form with the results of your test so we can complete your health record