Colon cancer is the #2 cancer killer of men and women in Canada, yet it is 90% treatable when caught early. That’s why getting tested for the disease before symptoms appear is so important.
Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening. Getting tested can be as easy as taking an at-home stick test (fecal occult blood test) every two years, once you turn 50. Simple and discreet, the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is administered by you in the privacy of your home and then sent off to a lab for analysis. It can detect invisible amounts of blood in your stool from the small samples that you collect using the sticks and sample card provided in the kit. This does not mean that you have colon cancer but it does require follow up.
Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner for an at-home (FOBT) stick test kit.
Kavita is a colon cancer survivor and now encourages others to get checked. Watch this brief video about her story.
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
The Canadian Cancer Society is funding lifesaving clinical trials that give people with cancer access to the newest types of treatment.