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Colorectal Cancer Alert

The American Cancer Society has generated standards which call for screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50 for all individuals. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society standards state that screening should begin at age 40.

Colorectal cancer is a very curable and survivable disease if detected early and yet has a high fatality rate without early detection. Despite the fact that the medical community has been well aware of the need for screening for early detection of colorectal cancer for many years, many physicians still fail to advise their patients to undergo the relatively simple and potentially life-saving screening procedures for colorectal cancer.

If you or a loved one are over 50 and have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and had never been screened or advised to be screened by your physician beginning at age 50 (or age 40 if you have a family history of colorectal cancer), you may have a claim against your physician. Further, in some cases, physicians recommend screenings based upon certain high risk factors starting as early as puberty.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and have not been appropriately screened, please contact us free of charge to discuss your case at (800) 835-4681 or (314) 721-4000. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will never be charged for a consultation and you will never be charged attorneys’ fees unless we successfully collect for your damages.

For more information, see our Colorectal Link to the American Cancer Society recommendations.