It’s no secret that colorectal cancer screening — like colonoscopy — saves lives. Through early detection screenings and testing, colorectal cancer can even be prevented.
Tanner has made it easier to plan a colonoscopy screening with its direct-access colonoscopy helpline.
Simply call the direct-access colonoscopy helpline and answer a series of confidential health-related questions. Men and women who meet the screening criteria can save time by scheduling their colonoscopy and forgoing the pre-procedure exam.
To find out if you qualify for a direct-access colonoscopy at Tanner, call 1-833-262-6793.
More information is available at tanner.org/direct-access.
Facts About Colorectal Cancer
To help you understand the importance of early screening, here is some important information to remember:
- Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women combined in the U.S.
- It’s recommended that regular screening for colorectal cancer begin at age 50.
- Age is the No.1 risk factor for colorectal cancer.
- Lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity increase the risk for colorectal cancer.
- Having a family history of cancer increases a person’s risk for colorectal cancer.
- Most importantly, with regular screening and testing, colon cancer can be prevented.
Learn more about colorectal cancer — and what steps you can take to prevent it — in Tanner’s free online Health Library.