admin - January 11, 2012
In 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
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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