Caboose Cup Trivia

18 Holes of Colorectal Cancer Trivia

2. Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended to begin at age ___.

A. When I have symptoms
B. Age 30
C. Age 45
D. Age 50

Answer: C. Age 45

The American Cancer Society lowered their screening guidelines to 45 in 2018. The USPSTF looks to be doing the same in 2021. Insurance sometimes takes time to catch up, so be sure to check with your insurance if you are under 50.

3. Who gets colorectal cancer?

A. Men
B. Women
C. Men and Women

Answer: C. Men and Women

Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally.

5. TRUE OR FALSE - Colorectal cancer can be prevented.

Answer: TRUE

Colorectal Cancer can be prevented by removing polyps through colonoscopy screening.

6. TRUE OR FALSE - There is only one colon cancer screening test.

Answer: FALSE

There are several screening options, including options that can be done at home. Talk to your doctor about the one right for you.

7. Which is NOT a colorectal cancer screening option?

A. Colonoscopy
B. FIT and FOTB stool test
C. Cologuard®
D. Endoscopy

Answer: D. Endoscopy

There are many options for colorectal cancer screening, including inexpensive options that can be done in the privacy of your home. Talk to your doctor about the best test for you.

8. In mid-March through June 2020 how many Americans missed their colonoscopy because of COVID-19 and resulting lockdowns?

A. 10,000
B. 500,000
C. 1.2 million
D. 1.7 million

Answer: D. 1.7 million

These missed colonoscopies could result in a missed or delayed diagnosis for over 18,800 Americans, and may be the cause of upwards of 4,500 unnecessary deaths in the next 10 years.

10. TRUE OR FALSE - If you don’t have symptoms, you don’t have colorectal cancer.

Answer: FALSE

Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially early. But screening can find polyps and colorectal cancer even before symptoms appear.

11. Which of these are symptoms of colorectal cancer?

A. Blood in your stool.
B. Stomach pain, aches, or cramps.
C. Unexplained weight loss.
D. All of these.
E. None of these.

Answer: D. All of these.

Colorectal cancer symptoms can also mirror many other GI issues. If symptoms persist, it’s important to get them evaluated by a doctor.

12. Which is NOT a symptom of colorectal cancer?

A. Diarrhea or constipation
B. Blood in your stool
C. Vomiting
D. Rectal Bleeding

Answer: C. Vomiting 

14. TRUE OR FALSE - Only older adults (50+) need to worry about colorectal cancer

Answer: FALSE

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in young adults. All people no matter their age should be aware of the signs and symptoms and talk to their doctor about what screening test is best for them based on risk factors and family history.

16. What foods may increase risk for colorectal cancer?

A. Fresh fruits
B. Dairy
C. Red and processed meats
D. Caffeine

Answer: C. Red and processed meats 

18. What are risk factors for developing colon cancer?

A. Age and lifestyle
B. Genetics
C. Inflammatory bowel disease
D. All of these
E. None of these

ANSWER: D. All of these

There are things you can do to lower your risk for colorectal cancer, including earlier screening if you have family history or other genetic indicators.

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