Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines and Facts [infographic]

Based on the American Cancer Society 2014 facts and figures, from 2001 to 2010, Colorectal Cancer commonly known as Colon Cancer has decreased its death rates at an average of 2.25% per year among men and women in United States but it still remain as the third dominant cause of cancer-related death. About 50,310 people in total are expected to die of colon cancer in 2014.

American Cancer Society together with the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has jointly developed and publish a consensus colon cancer screening guidelines. They highlighted the importance of this guidelines that will draw the characteristic between primary screening tests that detect cancer and the high probable tests to detect both cancer and precancerous growth. It emphasize the promoted recommendations that cancer prevention should be the main objective goal of colorectal or colon cancer screening guidelines. See more of Colon cancer screening guidelines from the USPSTF.

To achieve this goal, if resources are available for the screening tests and patients are also available and willing to undergo the screening and test examinations, the higher possibility of polyp detection and substantially increases opportunities for polyp removal and colon cancer prevention.  It is highly recommended for colorectal cancer screening in men and woman beginning at age 50 and will continue until the age of 75.

See More of Cancer Infographics: Preventing Cancer is To Get Rid of Cancer Infographic of American Cancer Society has produced this interesting researched infographic focuses on identifying the people at risk of developing colorectal cancer and the great benefits of test through recommended colon cancer screening guidelines.

Updates: US Food and Drug Administration has just approved Cologuard, the noninvasive colon cancer screening test, it is the advanced first stool-based DNA science screening test. Men and Women of 50 years and over who are average risk for colon cancer are qualified for this test.  This infographic from was created before the Cologuard was approved by FDA, so we have to update our article here.  See Cologuard test website for more information and also the American Cancer Society Cologuard Article update

Colon Cancer: Catching it Early Infographic

Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines infographic

5 Responses

  1. robmxa says:

    You say it right in your poster, EARLY DETECTION only 39% because of LOW SCREENING RATE!! Cologuard would raise that to 95%. Promote it, tell people about it.

    • Garchie Indres says:

      Hi Rob, based on our information, i think this infographic was created by American Cancer Society before the
      Experimental Colon Cancer Tests passed August this year, for that reason, Cologuard, the first stool-based colon screening test that uses DNA to detect adnormalities, was not on this infographic. Hopefully, will produce another updated infographic so we can publish it here when its available. Here is the original source of this infographic

  2. robmxa says:

    Where is any mention of Cologuard? Just approved by the FDA and available NOW!!! Non invasive test that rivals an is better than a colonoscopy in some cases and you don’t even mention it. What are you waiting for? You could be saving lives right now. What gives. Cologuard would have saved my life. I have been fighting Stage IV Colon Cancer for eight years. If Cologuard had been available I would have used it. Instead while I had a colonoscopy at 45 I did not have one at 50, missed an appointment for one at 55, didn’t get one at 60 and was DXed with Colon Cancer at 62. Cologuard being available my doctor would not have talked me out of a colonoscopy at 50 because it was risky, he would have suggested Cologuard. I would not have missed an appointment with Cologuard at 55 and I would NOT have Stage IV Colon Cancer now!!!

    • Garchie Indres says:

      Rob, we updated this article and insert the Cologuard links and information for others to look into. Thank you so much for taking up this update information to us. We hope to reach out more Colon Cancer patients to look into this new screening test.

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