Mississippi State Department of Health

Colorectal Cancer Screening


52,000 lives a year are lost nationally to a cancer that is preventable and treatable – even beatable – when detected early.

Colon and rectal cancers are the second-leading cause of cancer death in Mississippi among both men and women. 1,650 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the state each year.

Over time, if undetected, colorectal cancer becomes a killer. But screening tests can find it early, when treatment is most effective. Even better, this is one cancer you can prevent. Screening finds pre-cancerous polyps that can be removed before they turn into colorectal cancer. If you're 45 or over, stop this disease by getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Talk with your healthcare provider. Talk with your family. Learn that the test isn't anything to fear.

More Information

Links referenced on this page
More about screening from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/tests.htm
Pruebas de detección de cáncer colorrectal    https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/tests.htm
Screening and who needs it: American Cancer Society    https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/acs-recommendations.html
Colorectal cancer facts    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,311,html ok
Fact sheets about colorectal and other cancers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,292,280,html ok

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