No Excuses (:30) Transcript

[Woman 1] But why should I get tested for colon cancer? I don’t have any symptoms.

[Announcer] Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US, and it doesn’t always cause symptoms.

[Man 1] But I’m only 53. I’m too young.

[Announcer] Screening should begin at 50.

[Woman 2] But… that test…

[Announcer] There are several kinds of screening tests for colorectal cancer; ask your doctor which is right for you.

[Man 2] I’ve been screened and it turned out I had polyps, and the doctor removed them before they had a chance to turn into cancer.

[Announcer] If you’re 50 or older, get screened.

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Page last reviewed: November 15, 2017