At 53 years old, Scott had a list of reasons he put off screening for colon cancer. He was worried about the bowel prep and invasive nature of a colonoscopy. Scott also felt healthy and took care of himself by exercising and eating right, so he did not understand why he needed to prioritize screening.
In February 2020, Scott attended the Cologuard Classic in Tucson, Arizona, where he learned about Cologuard. He liked that Cologuard was an easy test he could use at home that would allow him to get screened without taking time out of his busy schedule to go in for an invasive procedure.
During a routine visit to his healthcare provider, Scott and his doctor decided Cologuard was the right screening option for him. Scott felt comfortable using Cologuard, especially because it was the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and he could use the test from the safety of his own home. He received a positive result from his Cologuard test, and during his follow-up colonoscopy, a tumor was found. After having surgery, he found out it was stage I colon cancer. Scott admitted the days following surgery were some of the hardest as he worried what his diagnosis meant for himself and his family.
Scott underwent treatment for his cancer. When he went back for a follow-up several months later, his doctor found no signs of disease.
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