Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be referred to separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where it starts. Most colorectal cancers develop slowly over several years.
St.Vincent Cancer Care is offering a free home colon kit as part of March's Check Up 13. If you are at least 50-years-old or are an African American at least 45-years-old and have one of the following risk factors, you may be at risk and should consider completing the colon screening kit:
The American Cancer Society Guidelines recommends testing for fecal occult blood every year after age 50.