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Men and women of average risk should begin colon screenings at age 45.

In Delaware and the U.S., colon cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women, and the third-most common cause of cancer death. Almost all colon cancers can be prevented through early screening.

Doctor with a male patient discussing colon cancer screenings

What is colon cancer?

The colon is approximately 6 feet long in most people and is the part of the body that removes water from digested food. The remaining material, solid waste, called “stool,” moves through the colon and the rectum, and leaves the body through the anus. Over time, potentially cancerous growths called polyps can form in the colon.

Nurse Navigators

Delaware nurse navigators can help you get screened for cancer.

Whether you have insurance or not, Delaware nurse navigators can help you get screened for cancer and provide follow-up help when you get your results. Choose from the list below to call a nurse navigator directly, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or click the call request button to have a nurse navigator contact you.

A Nurse Navigator on the phone supporting a patient
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