Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colon Cancer Screening Age
45 is the new 50! The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening to begin at age 45, rather than 50. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd cause of cancer and the 2nd most common cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. But the good news is that this form of cancer is largely preventable with screening. If you are 45 or have a family history of CRC, see your doctor and get screened!
Colonoscopy Prep Instructions
Available in English and en Español
In order for your physician to perform the best screening possible, following your preparation instructions is critical.
Lifelong Dodgers fan turns unforgettable double play
The 53-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, a lifelong Dodgers fan who began attending games with her father when she was a child, was delighted to share her story and promote the importance of screening at a preseason Dodgers-Angels game where she toured the stadium with her family and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Angie was subsequently also honored at one of the first official games of the 2023 season. “Since African-Americans are particularly at risk for colorectal cancer, getting the message out that screening saves lives is especially important,” said Jones. “I’m living proof of that.”