March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, March 1, 2021

The Oregon Clinic

Colon cancer remains a common and deadly cancer—it is the second most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.


Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for colon cancer screening. If you have a personal history of polyps, colon cancer or family history of colon cancer, colonoscopy is the only recommended test.

The American Cancer Society now recommends starting colonoscopy at age 45. Talk with your provider about what is right for you and check with your insurance carrier about your coverage.

Click here to learn more about colonoscopy and what to expect.