Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon (large intestines, bowel) or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths for Queen Anne's County residents. Over 93% of all colorectal cancers are found in persons age 50 or older. Regular screening starting at the age of 50 can prevent colorectal cancer by finding polyps (precancerous growths) and removing them. If there is a family history (First Degree Relatives - mother, father, sister, brother, or child) of colorectal polyps or cancer, screening may need to start before the age of 50.
It is best to detect colorectal cancer before any symptoms develop, through a screening test.
The Maryland Department of Health's Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment (CPEST) Program recommends these screening methods:
Ask your medical provider, or call our Colorectal Cancer Screening Program at 443-262-4509. We offer screening services for low-income underinsured residents, and patient navigation services for those with insurance.
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