March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Take time to take care of your colon

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. This March, take time to learn about your risk and get screened so you can stay healthy.

Top 1% in the nation*

Kaiser Permanente is #1 in the region and in the top 1% of plans in the nation for colorectal cancer screening. We are proud that our patients have one of the highest survival rates in the country.**

Screening is easy

The FIT test is a simple at-home test that checks for colon cancer. Ask your provider about your risk level and whether the time is right for you to take a FIT test.

Learn more, risk less

A healthy diet low in red and processed meats may reduce your risk of colon cancer. Kaiser Permanente offers nutritional support and resources for healthy living.

Learn more about how to take care of your colon: 

Catch colon cancer before it’s too late

What to do when you have a family history of colon cancer

Raising the bar for colorectal cancer screening and treatment

The right FIT for colon cancer screenings

Eat to beat colon cancer


* 2019 HEDIS data on colorectal cancer screening
** KPMAS patients have a higher overall 5-year survival rate (78.1%) compared to the SEER 18 database
(64.4%). Cause-specific survival rate is based on colon cancer or rectal cancer being listed as the underlying
cause of death, as per data collected from the National Death Index (NDI).

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