Taking care of yourself with Cologuard®

The screen for colon cancer

If you are 45 or older and at average risk for colon cancer, screen as soon as your healthcare provider recommends.

Cologuard is intended to screen adults 45 years of age and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer by detecting certain DNA markers and blood in the stool.

Easy to Use

You can use Cologuard right at home! There is no special prep or need for time off. Plus, you don’t have to make any changes to your diet or medication.


Cologuard finds 92%* of colon cancers, even in early stages.1,2 In fact, it finds 94% of stage I and stage II cancers.

If you and Dr. Lioce agrees that Cologuard is right for you, we will order it and a collection kit will be shipped right to your door


If you are 45 and older and at average risk for colon cancer, Cologuard may be right for you. Cologuard is not for everyone. It is not a replacement for diagnostic or surveillance colonoscopy in high risk individuals.

Cologuard may not be right for you if:
You have a personal history of colon cancer, adenomas or other related cancers
You have a family history of colon cancer (one or more first degree relatives diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer before the age of 60, or two or more first degree relatives diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer of any age)
You have had a positive result from another screening method in the last six months
You have been diagnosed with a condition that places you at high risk for colon cancer. These include but are not limited to: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Familial adenomatous polyposis
You have been diagnosed with a relevant cancer syndrome passed on from your family, such as Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, MYH-Associated Polyposis, Gardner’s syndrome, Turcot’s (or Crail’s) syndrome, Cowden’s syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis, Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, or Familial Hyperplastic Polyposis
Results should be interpreted with caution for individuals over age 75, as the rate of false positives increases with age

Dr. Luca Lioce

Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Dr. Lioce offers cutting edge Aesthetic Procedures such as Facial PRP and Micro needling for anti-aging, and to treat conditions which include acne, sun damage, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and hair loss. He treats each patient as a whole individual person, identifying the cause of their problem and treating accordingly.
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