Resources: Get Screened
Breaking News! (as of 5/18/21):
As of May 18, 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave “Grade B” recommendations that routine screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 instead of 50! Read more…
More information about this can be found here.
This link includes information about various screening methods including Colonoscopy and Alternative Options such as: FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test), FOBT (Fecal Occult Blood Test), Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Virtual Colonoscopy and Stool DNA. Talk to your doctor today about getting screened, and what option is best for you.https://www.ccalliance.org/screening-prevention/get-screened
Who should be screened for colon cancer?
This link shares information concerning who should be screened and when. It includes symptoms, family history information and risk factors.https://www.ccalliance.org/screening-prevention/who-should-be-screened-and-when
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A COLONOSCOPY?
Tips for a successful colonoscopy.https://www.ccalliance.org/screening-prevention/colonoscopy-prep-tips
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCREENING:
This link includes questions most often asked about screening, including questions to ask your doctor.https://www.ccalliance.org/screening-prevention/screening-faqs
Get Screened Rochester and Finger Lakes
This organization is connecting people with local resources to help them overcome barriers, so more people can and do get life-saving cancer screenings.https://www.getscreenedrochester.org/
Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program
Designed to help individuals and families with inherited cancer syndromes or a family history of cancer. They also provide a patient and family virtual support group. For more information call (585) 486-0609 or visit:https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-institute/services/hereditary-cancer-risk.aspx