Colorectal cancer includes cancers of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of the digestive system and the rectum. Colorectal cancer does not always have symptoms so it is important to have your colon checked. The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45.
Take this risk assessment to see if you need to talk with your doctor about more frequent or earlier screening for colorectal cancer.
Screening for Life and the Health Care Connection Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor if you meet age, income and insurance guidelines. This program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Health Care Connection simplifies the eligibility screening process to help uninsured Delawareans access primary care and medical specialists, disease prevention services — such as cancer screenings — and helps ensure access to prescription programs, laboratory and radiology services.
To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit Screening For Life or the Health Care Connection & Voluntary Initiative Program.
Knowing your risk profile will enable you to take control of your health and provide you with the best defense against colorectal cancer.
This free risk assessment will take about 5 minutes to complete. At the end, you will receive personalized, strictly confidential information that will help you in assess and if necessary take action.