Finding colorectal cancer early is the key to beating it. There are many different tests to detect colorectal cancer. Here you’ll learn what to expect from each test and procedure.
Getting regular checkups and colon cancer screening is the best way to prevent colorectal cancer.
Both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society say that people with average risk for colorectal cancer should start getting tested for it at age 45.
A colonoscopy is an exam your doctor uses to look inside your large intestine for possible causes of things like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits.
A test for fecal occult blood looks for blood in your poop, or feces. It can be a sign of a problem in your digestive system, such as a growth, or polyp, or cancer in the colon or rectum.
After receiving a diagnosis of cancer, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed.