Are you at Risk?
Start the conversation about colorectal cancer screening before signs and symptoms occur.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and men combined. However, if caught early enough it can be prevented, treated, or cured.
In 2016, an estimated 134,000 persons were diagnosed with the disease, and about 49,000 people died from it.1
However, fewer than half of people found to have colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. This means that many people are living with a serious risk that they are not aware of. You could have greater peace of mind by getting screened.
“Screening is done while you are feeling well – to find any abnormalities early, before signs or symptoms of disease occur” – American Cancer Society
You may be more likely than other people to develop colon cancer if you:
- Are over 50 years of age
- Had colorectal polyps or cancer in the past
- Have a family history of colorectal cancer (in parent, brother, sister, or child)
- Have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Eat a diet high in fat and low in calcium, fiber, and folate
- Smoke cigarettes
- Have certain genetic conditions
Who needs to be tested?
According to the American Cancer Society, people with no identified risk factors should begin regular testing at age 50. However, individuals with a family history of the disease or who have other risk factors for colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease, should discuss with their doctor whether they should begin screening at an earlier age, or have tests more frequently.
You can get more information about colorectal cancer screening from the American Cancer Society.
FIT testing has never been easier
with InSure® ONE™
InSure ONE is a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples, which may be an indication of lower gastrointestinal bleeding associated with disorders, such as diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, colorectal cancers, or large adenomas that bleed.
Easy to Use
InSure ONE is the only FIT test that is performed using toilet water collected from a single bowel movement
- NO stool collection or handling of feces required
- There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions
- Studies show that the InSure testing helps more people actually get the screening they need
- FIT testing is covered by most health plans and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for patients 50 and older
FIT testing is supported by medical guidelines , including the American Cancer Society, the American College of Gastroenterology and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for early detection of Colorectal Cancer.
Ask your doctor about the benefits of screening with InSureONE.
Insure ONE is not a replacement for colonoscopy. Persons with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or certain genetic markers are at higher risk for colorectal cancer and should proceed directly to tests, such as a colonoscopy.
Need other testing?
Make your next appointment.
After talking to your doctor and getting a lab order, use our online appointment scheduler to find the best time and testing location.
1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016; 315(23): 2564-2575