Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources

The risk for colorectal cancer is real for both men and women

March is national colorectal cancer month. But your health matters to us every day.

Colon cancer is preventable and treatable.

Are you 50 or older?

Are you at high risk for colon cancer?


Ask your doctor about a screening today

Understanding your risk for colon cancer is the best way to prevent it, and early detection is the best way to treat it.

Current guidelines recommend that most adults begin their colorectal cancer screenings at age 50. Those under age 50 with other risk factors and symptoms should talk with their physician or a specialist at the Providence Colorectal Cancer Program about possibly starting colorectal cancer screenings before age 50.

Our pledge for the 80% by 2018
80% by 2018 is a movement in which dozens of organizations have committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

Need a screening?

Find a physician in your area and schedule your test today.

A survivor's story

For years, Doug Dallmann had experienced symptoms of colorectal cancer, but if wasn't until he came to Providence Cancer Center that he was diagnosed. See how Doug battled this disease and was able to educate others to get screened. 

From the experts

Colon cancer is the third-deadliest cancer in the U.S. But because it has no early warning signs, colon cancer can be deadly if it progresses. Screening is essential. A family affected by colon cancer shares their story.

Myth busting colonoscopy

From the prep to the probing, the colonoscopy has a mythology all its own. Here’s why it’s not so bad.