Colorectal cancer: Are you at risk?
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer, but it's also the most preventable cancer - when it's caught early. In almost all cases, early diagnosis can lead to a complete cure. Norton Cancer Institute provides free screening kits at community screening sites as a first response to preventing and finding colon cancer. You must attend one of our screening events to obtain a screening kit.
Get a Free Colon Health Kit
Norton Cancer Institute also provides colon health kits that are packed full of helpful information and tips on preventing and detecting colorectal cancer. Kits include a colonoscopy tip sheet and the latest screening guidelines.
Request a Free Colon Health Kit now or call (502) 629-1234.
There is no single cause of colon cancer. Nearly all colon cancers begin as benign polyps, which slowly develop into cancer. The best way to detect polyps in their earliest and most treatable stage is through a colonoscopy.
The Colonoscopy Checklist can help you determine if you are a candidate for this screening. The Prevention & Early Detection Program provides free screening kits at locations throughout the community. The kits serve as a first response when a colonoscopy is not an option.
Consult your physician about what screening method is right for you.
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You have a higher risk for colon cancer if you have:
- Colorectal polyps
- Cancer elsewhere in the body
- A family history of colon cancer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn's disease
- Personal history of breast cancer
Certain genetic cancer syndromes also increase the risk for developing colon cancer. Norton Cancer Institute offers a full range of genetic counseling services. Call (502) 629-GENE for information or to schedule an appointment with one of our genetic counselors.
Schedule your colonoscopy
To schedule your screening colonoscopy, call one of these Norton Healthcare physician groups.