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Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and You

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 29, 2016 11:34:40 AM

Men and women over the age of 50 are at risk of developing colon cancer. Screening for colon cancer saves lives and most insurance will cover these screenings at no extra cost to you. A screening is a process that looks for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. 


 

There are two types of tests that can identify colorectal cancer. The first type mainly finds cancer by examining feces for signs that cancer is present. This type of test is easier, but less likely to find polyps. The second type of test can find cancer and polyps. This is a more invasive type of test that looks at the colon to find abnormalities. 

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Topics: Cancer, Screening