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Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, claiming more than 50,000 lives each year. Colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable - the key to early detection is being screened. Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended for adults age 45 and older and those with:

  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • A history of polyps

Colonoscopy is considered the most effective screening tool for colorectal cancer; however, several screening options are available. Please use the chart below to speak to your physician about the appropriate screening option for your own specific health needs.

Colonoscopy is available at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, as well as Maury Regional Mid-South Endoscopy Center in Columbia.

Learn more about other common cancers and screening options at

Screening Options