Method of screening for colorectal cancer

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.


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.