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Fecal immunochemical test FAQ's

  1. What can I do to lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer?
  2. Why is fit testing necessary?
  3. What is the fit test for colon cancer?
  4. At what stage do you need fit testing?
  5. How do you prepare for the FIT Tests?
  6. What is a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)?
  7. Why is a FIT performed?
  8. How is the FIT specimen collected?
  9. What is the benefit of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)?
  10. Does Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) effectively detect colorectal cancer?
  11. What are colonic polyps?
  12. Why are colonic polyps important?
  13. What are the symptoms of colonic polyps?
  14. What causes colonic polyps to appear?
  15. How long does it take for a colonic polyp to develop into cancer?
  16. Can toilet bowl deodorizers / fresheners / cleaners interfere with FIT?
  17. Can I use FIT when I am menstruating?
  18. Will I be asked to repeat a FIT?
  19. At what age should screening for colorectal cancer start?
  20. Should I wait for colorectal cancer symptoms to appear?
  21. How are colonic polyps diagnosed?
  22. How are colonic polyps treated?
  23. Can a polyp fall off or heal on its own without being removed?
  24. How can I prevent colonic polyps from forming?
  25. If the polyp is removed, does that mean I am cured?
  26. What are colonic polyps?
  27. Why are colonic polyps important?
  28. What are the symptoms of colonic polyps?
  29. What causes colonic polyps to appear?
  30. How long does it take for a colonic polyp to develop into cancer?
  31. Does FIT require any medical restrictions?
  32. Are there any dietary restrictions?
  33. Should I use a FIT test if I see blood in my stool?
  34. What is the false positive rate for the FIT test?
  35. When should I not use FIT?
  36. Should I collect samples for FIT from loose or hard stool?
  37. What do I do if I have a positive FIT result?
  38. What does a negative FIT result mean?
  39. Can the FIT result be mailed back by post?
  40. How is the FIT test different from other fecal occult blood tests (FOBT)?
  41. How is FIT different from DNA tests?
  42. Does FIT test require fecal handling?
  43. How many samples are required for the FIT test?
  44. How often should the FIT test be performed?
  45. What are the other alternatives to colonoscopy?
  46. What is the American College of Gastroenterology’s guidelines for colorectal cancer screening?
  47. Is a fecal immunochemical test effective for repeated testing in a group based setting?
  48. What are the different tests that detect colonic polyps?
  49. What types of tests are used for screening colon cancer?
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