What Are Screening Tests for Colorectal Cancer?

Q:
What are screening tests for colorectal cancer?

A:
Several tests are available for colorectal cancer screening:
1. Stool-based tests:

  • Highly sensitive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year
  • Highly sensitive guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) every year
  • Multi-targeted stool DNA test (MT-sDNA) every 3 years

2. Visual (structural) exams of the colon and rectum:

  • Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy (FSIG) every 5 years

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

Keyword: colorectal screening

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