American College of Gastroenterology"The mission of the American College of Gastroenterology shall be to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders. The College will strive to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality scientific, humanistic, clinical, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients."
American Gastroenterological Association"The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology."
American Society for Gastrointestinal EndoscopyASGE's mission is "to be the leader in advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in endoscopy." On their website you will find information about procedures and conditions in both English and Spanish.
Colon Cancer Alliance"Our mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services."
Fight Colorectal Cancer"At Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), we find it unacceptable that the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. comes from a preventable disease. We want to see victory over colon and rectal cancers!"
ScreenforColonCancer.orgThe American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy "is proud to bring you www.screen4coloncancer.org, a website dedicated to educating patients about colorectal cancer and what can be done to prevent it. If you are 50 or over, this information is imperative for your ongoing digestive health."
Things to know before using this tool:
The Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool was designed for use by doctors and other health providers with their patients. If you are not a health provider, take these results to your doctor or other health provider to discuss your personal risk of colorectal cancer. (Colorectal cancer is another way to say colon and rectal cancer).
This tool can estimate the risk of colorectal cancer for men and women who are:
◦Between the ages of 50 and 85
◦Asian American/Pacific Islander
This tool does not yet apply to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but we are working to improve the tool for use by these groups of people.
This tool cannot accurately estimate risk of colorectal cancer for people who have the following problems:
◦Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
◦Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), also known as Lynch Syndrome
◦Personal history of colorectal cancer
It will take about 5 to 8 minutes to answer all the questions and obtain your risk estimate.