Screening for colon cancer with Cologuard®

“Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.”
– World Health Organization

“If caught at its earliest stages, colorectal cancer is 90 percent curable.”
– National Cancer Institute

That’s why timely screening should be part of your regular health check-upPurdue University’s Center for Healthy Living (CHL), in conjunction with Cologuard® and Exact Sciences, is providing no-cost, noninvasive colon cancer screenings to qualifying benefits-eligible Purdue employees and spouses covered on a Purdue health plan. Restrictions apply.*  

Cologuard detects 92 percent of colorectal cancers with 87 percent specificity.

*Cologuard is not for high-risk individuals, including those with a history of colorectal cancer and advanced adenoma, a family history of colorectal cancer, IBD or certain hereditary syndromes. The following restrictions apply:

  • Less than 45 years old
  • Personal or family history of colon cancer
  • Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis or colonic polyps
  • Cologuard within the past 3 years
  • Have had a colonoscopy in the last 10 years
  • Greater than 85 years of age

Those interested in Cologuard should call the CHL at 765-494-0111.