By learning more about the most advanced screening,

diagnostics and treatment options for colorectal cancers, patients can overcome fear—the number one obstacle that prevents individuals from seeking early care.

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Method of screening for colorectal cancer

For individuals who do not have any symptoms or strong risk factors, screening methods for colorectal cancer include:

  • Digital rectal examination (DRE)
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
  • Stool DNA (sDNA)
  • Double contrast barium enema

These tests and procedures are described in the diagnostic procedures section of this site.

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