It’s way, way, way better to get screened then to have to go through eight weeks of radiation! David
Did you know that a simple test can detect colon cancer early, or even prevent it before it starts? And did you know that gay and bisexual men have higher risk factors for colon cancer? And yet, our colon cancer screening rates are low. Studies show that we are less likely to go to the doctor because of negative past experiences, or fear of mistreatment. Or maybe colon cancer isn’t a top-of-mind concern.
Still, screening for colon cancer can save your life. Screening means checking for cancer before you have any symptoms. Screening can stop cancer before it starts, or find cancer early, when treatment works best. When caught early, colon cancer is 90% treatable. Even better is the news that most of us can screen for colon cancer in the privacy of our own homes.
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends that all people age 50 and over age living in Ontario get screened regularly for colon cancer. If you’re a 50+ man who has sex with other men, click here to learn more about colon cancer, risk factors and information on how to get screened.
Talking about colon cancer early doesn’t have to be scary. When caught early, colon cancer is 90% curable!