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Cancer prevention: Screening works.

Colorectal cancer screening is the most powerful weapon against colorectal cancer. Everyone is at risk for colorectal cancer but if you;re age 50 or older, your risk is higher and it may be time for a gut check. 

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

However, this number has been dropping for several decades. One reason is that more people are being screened for colorectal cancer.

One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer

5 percent

Most colorectal cancers develop from precancerous polyps. With regular screening, certain types of polyps can be found and removed before they turn into cancer. 

Five-year survival is 92-percent in cases where cancer has not spread

92 percent

Screening can also help detect colorectal cancer early, when it’s small, hasn’t spread and is easier to treat. We offer the latest advances in screening, diagnosis and treatment. 

If cancer care is needed, this is the best place to be. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the region's only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, among a select few in the nation. 

Lifestyle risk factors include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Diet high in red or processed meats
  • Physical inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use

Take a proactive approach to improve your odds. National screening guidelines recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years. Your physician may suggest a different schedule based on your specific risk.

Schedule a screening today. Call 913-588-1227 or 844-323-1227.