Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Risk of colorectal cancer seems to increase after age 40 for both men and women.

Find Out if You’re at Risk for Colorectal Cancer with a Home-Screening Test

Use our easy, in-home screening test to help you find out if you’re at risk for colon cancer:

  • Call Premier Health at (937) 227-9400(937) 227-9400 to request a free test kit
  • Follow instructions and use the test kit for three bowel movements
  • Send completed results postcard to Premier Health

This screening does not test for cancer. It tests for blood in your stool, which can be from many things. But if you have blood in your stool and you don’t know why, your doctor can use a test called a colonoscopy to find out where the blood is coming from.

During a colonoscopy, your doctor can find a growth, or “polyp,” early, before it turns into cancer. It may help prevent colorectal cancer and save your life.

The home-screening test to find out if you’re at risk for colon cancer is recommended for anyone over age 50 to take each year.

Keep in mind this self-assessment should not replace your physician's examination or diagnosis.