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FIT At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Offered

admin - January 11, 2012



Life Line ScreeningIn our January 9, 2012 press release, we announced that Life Line Screening will offer the latest standard in simple, accurate at-home colon cancer screening tests, the Fecal Immunochemical Test, or FIT.

Preferred by the American College of Gastroenterology, the FIT test can be purchased through Life Line Screening for the affordable price of $45.

When should you test and why? Life Line Screening’s Chief Medical Officer, Andrew Manganaro MD, explains in the press release that if you are age 50 or over, or a 45-year-old or older African American, you can really benefit from regular preventive colon cancer screenings. This is because preventive colon cancer screening tests can find cancerous cancers in their early stages and can also find precancerous polyps that can be removed before cancer develops.

Keep in mind, though, that the FIT test being offered is not a substitute for a regular physical and rectal examination. The FIT at-home colon cancer screening test is, however, a simple, safe, user-friendly way to begin the important and possibly life-saving process of colorectal cancer screening.

Facts about colorectal cancer that  you should be aware of:

  • “Colorectal” refers to the colon and rectum, which together make up the large intestine.
  • About 75% of colorectal cancers occur in people with no known risk factors.
  • Ninety-three percent (93%) of colorectal cancer cases occur in people age 50 and older, and the risk increases with age.
  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.
  • Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among African Americans.
  • The risk of colorectal cancer is higher among African Americans than any other population group in the U.S.
  • Death rates from colorectal cancer are higher among African Americans than any other population group in the U.S.
  • Many people who are at risk for colorectal cancer are not being screened.
  • If found and treated early, 90% of patients survive five years or more.

The $45 FIT at-home colon cancer screening test is sold at Life Line Screening events. Make sure to ask for it at your next screening.

You can read our press release in full detail at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9085864.htm

Other Resources

Read how good (HDL) cholesterol can help cut your colon cancer risk at: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/health-updates/healthy-you/high-cholestorol/cholesterol-may-cut-colon-cancer-risk.aspx




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3 Comments so far
  1. Michael - January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Some additional information about Colon Cancer warning signs and treatment
    http://www.stonybrooksurgery.org/blog/FAQs-about-colorectal-cancer-its-warning-signs-detection-and-treatment

  2. Joelle Reizes - January 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for sharing this information Michael!

  3. Linda Bruzzone - June 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The FIT test is not the best test for everyone. For those at high risk to colorectal cancer due to genetic or familial reasons need other forms of screening. The FIT test detects cancers–colonoscopy screening often finds polyps before they become cancerous and when they can be treated or removed before being life threatening. So, if an individual has a family history of cancer, they need to speak with their physician as the FIT test is not the best test for everyone.


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