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Prevention

 
 
  • Are you a resident of Worcester County?
  • Are you 45 years old or older?
  • Have limited income?
  • Have no health insurance or insurance that does not completely pay for:
    • Doctor Consultation 
    • Physical Exam
    • Colonoscopy
    • Follow-up
  • Have insurance, but need support getting the screening or follow-up?
If you meet any or all of those criteria, you may be eligible for cancer screening at no cost to you. 


We may be able to help with:
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Finding transportation to appointments
  • Understanding the exam results, including when your next screening is due
  • Understanding any follow-up exams your doctor recommends

Call us at 410-632-1100 ext. 1103.

 

 What Is Colorectal Cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among cancers that affect both men and women. But it doesn’t have to be. Routine screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45 (or earlier depending on risk factors) can save lives! 
 
You May Be at Increased Risk If:
  • You or a close relative have had colorectal polyps  or colorectal cancer.
  • You have inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.
  • You have a genetic syndrome such as familial  adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).

People at increased risk for colorectal cancer may need earlier or more frequent tests than other people.

For more information about Colorectal Cancer and risk factors, visit: CDC.gov
 

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