Your Health

Colorectal Cancer Quiz

March 30, 2023 — Jane Garner

Colorectal Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Unlike most cancers, with early diagnosis, it often will lead to a complete cure, and that is why getting your colon screening is so important.

Most colorectal cancer starts in the gland that lines the colon and rectum. It can often be asymptomatic, but some symptoms may indicate the disease:

  • Abdominal pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen
  • Blood in the stool
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or other change in bowel habits
  • Weight loss with no known reason

Getting checked for colon cancer can save your life. 

Take this short quiz to receive personal screening options based on your individual risk factors: quiz.getscreened

It is also recommended that you get regular screenings starting at age 45.

As an IRHC member, you are allowed one (1) proctosigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy every ten (10) years after age forty-four (44). Members with a family history of colon cancer may be entitled to more frequent screenings.

Log into Iron Road to see when your last screening was, and to find out if you qualify for a free screening.

Source: Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

Topics: Your Health

Written by

Jane Garner

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