Screened with Cologuard®
Janet sees her good health as the gift she gives to herself and those around her.
Though she’s now happily retired, Janet keeps her days full and fulfilling through volunteering in her community. It’s similar service on which she built her career – helping those with special needs.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle enabled Janet to continue to serve others. She has stayed active through exercise she loves – hiking and taking long walks with her dogs – and has chosen to eat a plant-based diet. But after a conversation with her trusted nurse practitioner, Janet knew there was more she could be doing to take charge of her health.
Janet put off getting screened for colorectal cancer for years – she had no family history of colorectal cancer and admits to being nervous about screening.
As time passed, Janet understood her healthy daily habits didn’t give her an excuse not to get screened. During an annual appointment in 2018, Janet’s trusted nurse practitioner discussed screening options available to Janet, who was at average risk. Of the options that were appropriate for her, Janet chose Cologuard. She was encouraged by having a choice and agreed to take the test.
“I knew I needed to do something, so when she recommended Cologuard, it just seemed like a really good thing to do,” Janet said.
A few weeks after completing the test and sending her sample to the lab, Janet’s nurse practitioner shared her test result – it was negative.