“If you are 50 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about when to begin screening…1

Umbrella
What may the Bowel Cancer Screening Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Bowel Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Control
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening

What is screening?

DotS the definition of screening may vary. In Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)–Patient Version: What Is Screening? the (United States) National Cancer Institute’s definition is:

“Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread”.2

Bowel Cancer Screening

Why is bowel cancer screening important?

In Colorectal (Colon) Cancer: Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) elaborate on:

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—that can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment works best. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancers are found early and treated appropriately are still alive five years later”.3

Start

When may women start regular bowel cancer screening?

Depending on You (DoY), DotS and/or Depending on Your Country’s (DoYC’s) bowel cancer screening program, when women may start regular bowel cancer screening can vary. It may therefore be in your best interest to choose to check what’s-what for you.

How Often

How often may women have regular bowel cancer screening?

DoY, DotS and/or DoYC’s bowel cancer screening program, how often women may have regular bowel cancer screening can vary. It may therefore be in your best interest to choose to check what’s-what for you.

Stop

When may women stop having regular bowel cancer screening?

DoY, DotS and/or DoYC’s bowel cancer screening program, when women may stop regular bowel cancer screening can vary. It may therefore be in your best interest to choose to check what’s-what for you.

Screening Programs

Bowel Cancer Screening

Where may women (or men) find information about bowel cancer screening programs?

Women (and men) may find information about bowel cancer screening or early detection programs from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center, national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Cancer/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.

Health Care Provider

What if I think I am at risk for bowel cancer?

If you think you are at risk for bowel cancer, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. The CDC note:

“If you are 50 years old or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at increased risk for colorectal cancer, speak with your doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often to get tested”.4

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  1. Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer. Page Last Reviewed: 10 February 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm Accessed: 09 June 2020
  2. Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)–Patient Version: What Is Screening? Updated: 15 March 2019. National Cancer Institute https://www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/patient/colorectal-screening-pdq Accessed: 09 June 2020
  3. Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer. Page Last Reviewed: 10 February 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm Accessed: 09 June 2020
  4. Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer. Page Last Reviewed: 10 February 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm Accessed: 09 June 2020

Topic Last Updated: 30 August 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 09 June 2020
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