Let’s make 50 the best milestone yet.
Being 50 isn’t what it used to be. The New 50 is all about you. It’s time to rethink your priorities and reinvest in your health. Now that you’re 50 years young like Harry Connick, Jr., join him and Jill and take the #ScreenWithMe Challenge and talk to your healthcare provider about screening for colon cancer. Then encourage your loved ones over 50 to do the same.
My doctor explained
the importance of screening when you’re over 50... and told me that when caught early, 90% of colon cancers are treatable.*
Cologuard is a modern
noninvasive screening option.
If you are like many people, you may feel anxious about getting an invasive procedure like a colonoscopy that requires unpleasant prep and time off of work. Luckily, times have changed. Now there’s Cologuard, an easy, noninvasive test you can use at home.
for colon cancer really made me nervous. Until my doctor told me about Cologuard.
Cologuard is indicated to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at typical average-risk for colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not for everyone; not for high risk individuals, including those with a family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history of colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma, IBD and certain hereditary syndromes.
For Harry Connick, Jr. and his
wife, Jill, cancer awareness
hits close to home.
In 2012, Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer was detected early through a routine screening, and now the couple is celebrating the 5-year mark of her remission. Because of their deeply personal experience, Harry and Jill have made cancer screening awareness their mission.
A routine screening
for breast cancer saved my life. When Harry turned 50 I wanted him to make colon cancer screening a top priority.
Join Harry and Jill and make your pledge to ask your healthcare provider about colon cancer screening. For every pledge, $1 will be donated to colorectal cancer research and advocacy!
The initiative is also supported by leading colon cancer advocacy groups, including:
See #ScreenWithMe in action
Oh doctor ...
you need to have a piano player call you from New Orleans to tell you to get screened?!