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.
The Basics of a Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy screens for abnormalities, including cancer, in the colon and rectum. Learn more from WebMD.
Sigmoidoscopy and Colorectal Cancer
A brief description of sigmoidoscopy, a procedure used to screen for colorectal cancer.
Medical Tests in Your 50s
Learn the important medical tests to get in your 50s, including thyroid tests, colon and rectal exams, PSA and prostate tests, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol exams.
Medical Tests in your 60s and Up
Here are the key medical tests you should have in your 60s, including a bone density scan, hearing exam, colon exam, prostate exam, and mammogram.
New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer
New advances in colonoscopy promise faster and easier screenings.
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.
5 Things About Digestive Health
Doctors give their top tips on lactose intolerance, IBS, and other common GI troubles.
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.
Colonoscopy Video Procedure
A colonoscopy is much less scary if you know what to expect. Find out in this animation.
Preparing for a Colonoscopy
The ins and outs of a colonoscopy.
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®.
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What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer
Find out what colorectal cancer is as well as risk factors, screening tests, stages, signs, treatments, and more.
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.
Essential Screening Tests Every Man Needs
Pictures show men the health screenings a doctor may recommend based on age and personal risk factors.