Measure Your Risk for Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is cancer in the large intestine. When found early, it is one of the most curable cancers. It’s important to talk with your doctor about your risk factors, such as a history of smoking or family history. The CHRISTUS Health colon cancer assessment asks simple questions that measure your risk. Share the report with your doctor, who can help you decide your next steps.
The review is an important tool. First, you’ll respond to questions about your age, family and smoking history and alcohol use. Then you’ll receive a detailed report based on your answers. The report includes your risk factors and tips on reducing those risks.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the colon cancer assessment, you immediately receive a report. The report notes your risk factors. It suggests changes to your lifestyle that can reduce your chance of developing colon cancer. It will also provide information on screening tests you may need. The report will show how your family history, exercise level and age play important roles in developing colon cancer.
Take the First Step
People over 50 are the most likely to get colon cancer. There are usually no warning signs in the early stages, so it’s important to talk with your doctor about when to begin screening. Some people have risk factors and should start screening earlier. The assessment can help you, and your doctor decide. Finding colon cancer in its earliest stages is the key to curing it. The assessment is the first step.
What Happens if My Colon Cancer Report States I Am at Risk?
A CHRISTUS Health nurse will contact you if the report shows you are at risk. You can also talk with your primary care doctor or our colon cancer care team.
Early detection of colon cancer is the first step to a cure. Protect yourself and your family. Take the assessment.