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.
Do you know the risks of a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a much-needed procedure. But it’s not without risks. Find out what they are.
At-Home Colon Cancer Screening Test
A look at Cologuard, an at-home screening test for colon cancer. Is it an alternative to a colonoscopy? Find out.
Find out from WebMD what happens before, during, and after a colonoscopy, a test that examines your rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities.
New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer
New advances in colonoscopy promise faster and easier screenings.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.