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Right after La Donya's birthday, she got a letter saying she should start getting screened for colorectal cancer at age 45. She chose a FIT test, an at-home test that checks for blood in stool. It came back positive, requiring a follow-up colonoscopy. Because of on-time screening, La Donya was diagnosed with stage I colon cancer - the most treatable stage.
"My story is the best-case scenario," La Donya said. Screening and early detection is key to surviving a potential diagnosis. Find your options by taking our screening quiz.
Angela had noticed blood in her stool, but friends said it was probably hemorrhoids. As months passed and the bleeding continued, the business woman was alarmed and pursued a colonoscopy.
After her stage III colon cancer diagnosis, Angela said, "I knew I had to fight, and boy, was it a fight."
Inspire others to take control of their health, like Angela did.
Without symptoms or a family history of cancer, Margo assumed her colorectal cancer screening would be a worthy excuse to take off from work and then grab lunch. But a mass developing undetected in Margo's colon had other plans for the day, and she was later diagnosed with stage I colon cancer.
"I was lucky it was caught early - had I waited, who knows?" Margo said. Learn more about screening by visiting getscreened.org.