FIT- Effective for Repeated Group Based Testing

  • The fecal immunochemical test is an effective way to screen for colorectal cancer. It is a noninvasive test that can be delivered by mail. In contrast to guaiac-based stool tests and colonoscopy, fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening can be done without dietary or medication restrictions. Read more...

American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG’s) guidelines for colorectal cancer screening

  • The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) groups colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests into cancer prevention and cancer detection tests. Read more...

Alternatives to Colonoscopy - FOBT and FIT-DNA

  • A colonoscopy examines the entire colon with a long flexible tube. It involves a bowel cleansing the day before, and sedation during the procedure. Due to this, the screening rates remain low. Read more...

What is Colorectal Cancer Screening?

  • Colorectal cancer develops from abnormal growth in the lining of the colon or rectum, called polyps. Screening is performed to detect the disease at its earliest stage, so it can be cured. Read more...

What are the Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer?

  • Colorectal cancer accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer deaths. However, it is preventable if detected early. There are factors that increase a person’s chance of getting this disease. Some of these factors can be changed while others cannot be changed. Read more...

What are Colonic Polyps?

  • Colonic polyps are growths that form on the inner lining of the colon (large intestine). They are common in adults, however, the exact cause is not known. Read more...

Colorectal Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Risks

  • Colorectal Cancer (CRC) starts as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or the rectum. This growth is called polyps but not all polyps are cancerous. Polyps grow in size as well as in number, thereby increasing the risk of them becoming cancerous. Read more...

Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

  • Colon cancer also known as colorectal cancer or rectal cancer refers to any cancer in the colon, from the start point, called the cecum, to the end, called the rectum. It occurs when the cells that line the colon or rectum become Read more...
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