About Cologuard

FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1, 2020
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Cologuard® is the easy, noninvasive colon cancer screening test you can use at home. It’s the only FDA-approved test that uses stool DNA technology and finds 92% of colon cancers1. Plus, it’s covered by Medicare and most major insurers.  

If you’ve been putting off screening, and you’re 50 years of age or older at average risk for colon cancer, ask your healthcare provider today if this noninvasive option is right for you.

Did you know?

  • Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths2†
  • When caught in its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is 90% curable3
  • At least 70% of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have no family

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To learn more, visit CologuardTest.com

About Cologuard

Cologuard is intended to screen adults 50 years of age and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer by detecting certain DNA markers and blood in the stool. Do not use if you have had advanced adenomas, have inflammatory bowel disease and certain hereditary syndromes, or a personal or family history of colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not a replacement for colonoscopy in high risk patients.

The Cologuard test result should be interpreted with caution. A positive test result does not confirm the presence of cancer. Patients with a positive test result should be referred for diagnostic colonoscopy.

A negative test result does not confirm the absence of cancer. Patients with a negative test result should discuss with their doctor when they need to be tested again.

False positives and false negative results can occur. In a clinical study, 13% of people without cancer received a positive result (false positive) and 8% of people with cancer received a negative result (false negative). Rx only.

Statistic is applicable to colorectal cancer

References:

  1. Imperiale TF, Ransohoff DF, Itzkowitz SH, et al. Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(14):1287-1297.
  2. American Cancer Society. Cancer Statistics Center. American Cancer Society website. https://cancerstatisticscenter.cancer.org/?_ga=2.174638823.450852649.1547649225-2010587624.1541774665#!/ Accessed January 17, 2019. 
  3. National Cancer Institute, Cancer Stat Facts: Colorectal Cancer. National Cancer Institute Website. https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html. Accessed January 3, 2019.
  4. Patel SG, Ahnen DJ. Familial Colon Cancer Syndromes: an Update of a Rapidly Evolving Field. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2012;14:428-438.