Colorectal Cancer Screening Directory
Colorectal cancer screenings are the most important factor in early detection. Most people should begin having a colonoscopy at age 50 at intervals of 10 years. In a colonoscopy, a tiny camera is used to examine the colon and rectum. If polyps are found, they can be removed during this procedure. A virtual colonoscopy uses a CT scan to create a 3D model of your colon and also reveals polyps or other problems. X-rays and blood tests may also be used to screen for colorectal cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how colorectal cancer develops, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
Don’t avoid a colonoscopy because you’re worried about the preparation. Learn what to expect and how to get ready.
Important Facts about Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Doctors use flexible sigmoidoscopy to examine the rectum and the lower part of the colon. Learn what to expect during this procedure.
Colonoscopy: Know all about this important procedure.
Don’t fear the colonoscopy. Instead learn all about this life-saving procedure.
The Diagnosis & Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer
New advances in colonoscopy promise faster and easier screenings.
Practical Advice for Living With Colorectal Cancer
Life with colorectal cancer isn’t always easy. But there are steps you can take to make it easier.
5 Things About Digestive Health
Doctors give their top tips on lactose intolerance, IBS, and other common GI troubles.
Katie Couric Makes Health Headlines
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric broadcasts her personal and professional passion for health advocacy, cancer prevention, preventive screenings. The former Today show host also discusses how colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and Parkinson's disease have personally affected her life.
Preparing for a Colonoscopy
The ins and outs of a colonoscopy.
Colonoscopy Video Procedure
A colonoscopy is much less scary if you know what to expect. Find out in this animation.
What are the main symptoms of colorectal cancer?
WebMD Expert Answers. Dr. John Marshall reports from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology®.
Slideshows & Images
Colorectal Cancer Slideshow: Screening Tests, Stages, Symptoms, Treatments, and Risk Factors
Find out what colorectal cancer is as well as risk factors, screening tests, stages, signs, treatments, and more.
Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests Every Man Needs
Pictures show men the health screenings a doctor may recommend based on age and personal risk factors.
Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests for Women
WebMD guides women through health screenings their doctor may recommend based on their age and risk factors. Screening tests may help find diseases or conditions like cancer or diabetes early, when they are easier to treat.