Rose B. Johnson Colon Cancer Awareness Foundation:
We are determined to break the silence about colon cancer by providing education and information about its prevention and screening. We also offer financial assistance to qualified applicants who need a colonoscopy.
If you're age 45 or older, you should start getting screened for colorectal cancer because screening saves lives.
Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men and women, yet it can often be prevented or found at an early stage, when it's small and may be easier to treat, with regular screening.
Preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early doesn't have to be expensive. There are simple affordable take-home tests available. Talk to your health care provider about which ones might be good options for you. No matter which test you choose, the most important thing is to get tested.