• Colonoscopy Screening: What to Expect Before, During and After the Procedure
    Fast Facts: There are multiple tests to screen for colon and rectal cancer. Some simple tests check for cancer markers or blood in the stool (stool-based tests). More high-tech tests involve doing a CT scan. And recently, a new blood test (a ctDNA or liquid biopsy test) has been developed.  […]
  • Colon Cancer is Going Undetected in Young People
    Fast Facts: ` You might not realize it right now, but your life will most likely be touched by colorectal cancer. Colon cancer statistics are alarming- and they’re only getting worse, especially for younger people. The American Cancer Society states that about 1 in 25 Americans will be diagnosed with […]
  • Colon Cancer Screening May Be Easier Than You Think!
    Fast Facts: If you’ve been reading CheckIt4Andretti’s blog, you already know that colon cancer screening can save lives. You also probably know that gastroenterologists recommend getting screened starting at age 45. Many people mistakenly think that colon cancer screening is too inconvenient, embarrassing or unpleasant, so they just never get […]
  • How Polymedco and CheckIt4Andretti are expanding access to guideline-recommended screening solutions
    CheckIt4Andretti is proud to collaborate with Polymedco, the producer of OC-Auto FIT and a fellow partner in the mission to expand access to screening. By promoting yearly FIT, Polymedco is working to make screening more effective, accessible, and affordable. OC-Auto FIT: PRIMARY RECOMMENDED METHOD FOR ANNUAL SCREENING IN AVERAGE-RISK ADULTS 45-75:1 […]
  • CheckIt4Andretti + OC-Auto® FIT: Making colon cancer screening more effective, accessible, and affordable
    CheckIt4Andretti is proud to collaborate with Polymedco, the producer of OC-Auto FIT and a fellow partner in the mission to enhance access to screening. By promoting yearly FIT, Polymedco is working to make screening more effective, accessible, and affordable. THE IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING What is colon cancer? Colon cancer starts […]
  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! 
    March has been designated Colon Cancer Awareness Month. March 12 would have been racing legend John Andretti’s 61st birthday. Colon cancer claims the lives of over 50,000 Americans every year. This includes legends like John Andretti, Chadwick Boseman, Charles Schultz, Audrey Hepburn and Kirstie Alley. In 2000, President Bill Clinton […]
  • Andretti Indoor Karting and CheckIt4Andretti: Fast Friends in the Fight Against Cancer
    Having Fun and Saving Lives! AIKG gives customers an opportunity to celebrate good times and make memories with family and friends. By participating in the round up campaign, customers are also able to help save lives. Every penny raised from the round up campaign has been donated to CheckIt4Andretti Charitable […]
  • CheckIt4Andretti Receives the 2023 Fred and Alice Stanback Silent Angel Award
    The CheckIt4Andretti Foundation was honored to receive the 2023 Fred and Alice Stanback Silent Angel Award The award is given annually by The Community Care Clinic of Rowan County (CCCRC) to recognize an individual or organization that embodies the legacy of Fred and Alice Stanback. The Stanbacks dedicate their lives […]
  • Bowel Prep For Colonoscopy May Be Easier Than You Think!
    Fast Facts: Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the US. And colon cancer is on the rise in younger people. Last year the CDC recommended dropping the age to get your first screening from 50 to 45. Screening tests, such as a colonoscopy, have […]
  • Speak up to Catch Early- It could save your life!
    Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the US. When it’s caught early, colon cancer has a greater than 90% survival rate. Screening tests like colonoscopies help catch colon cancer in its earliest stages. That’s when it’s most curable.
  • New Study Finds Early Warning Signs of Colon Cancer in Young People
    Fast Facts: “The most common symptom of colon cancer is no symptoms.” That’s what doctors have thought for years. But a new study published in a leading cancer journal suggests otherwise. At least for people younger than 50. Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine looked at 27,000 people younger […]
  • Colon Cancer Doesn’t Care How Young- or Famous- You Are!
    Q: What do these celebrities have in common? Race car driver, John Andretti (age 56). Actor, Chadwick Boseman (age 43). Actress, Jeanette Maus (age 39). And TikTok star “Enkyboys” dad, Randy Gonzalez (age 35).  A: Sadly, they’re all part of a growing trend. Each of them was diagnosed with colon […]
  • How Can Bacteria Help Stop Colon Cancer?
    Fast Facts In the last article we discussed how people are getting colon cancer at a younger age. The thing many young people who get colon cancer have in common is that they have an unhealthy balance of bacteria in their guts.  The gut microbiome is made up of all […]
  • What is the microbiome and what does it have to do with colon cancer in young people?
    Fast Facts: Does it seem like you know more and more people getting diagnosed with colon cancer? If it does, you’re not alone. And the people you hear about getting diagnosed are probably younger than you might expect them to be. Early onset colorectal cancer is colon or rectal cancer […]
  • 7 Colonoscopy Myths and Fast Facts
    Fast Facts: A lot of people have the idea that getting screened for colon cancer is messy or embarrassing. Or kind of gross. Some people may think they don’t need to get screened because they are perfectly healthy. Or maybe they just don’t have any risk factors. Whatever your reason […]