UI Health Care to raise awareness on colon cancer screening

A simple screening can make a difference.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Iowa and the second leading cause of death from cancer, according to the State Health Registry of Iowa. However, the good news is that a simple screening and early detection can help Iowans survive colon cancer and help prevent this deadly disease.

Throughout the month of March, you’re invited to visit the University of Iowa Health Care social media channels to learn how a simple screening is a life-changer. Join the conversation as we answer many of your questions about colonoscopies. People age 50 and older can use our guide to colon cancer screening to help determine which test is best for them.