- Q If I have a family history of colon cancer, when should I begin screening?
- Q What are my options for colon cancer screening?
There are several different kinds of cancer screening. Fecal occult blood testing is an annual test that looks for microscopic blood in the feces. Virtual colonoscopies (through CT scans), barium dyes with x-rays, or flexible sigmoidoscopies (a tubal... Full Answer
- Q What are the signs of colon cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyIf caught early, colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers, which is why it’s important to know the warning signs. While polyps detected during colonoscopies are a risk factor, bloating can be a symptom. Bloating related to colon... Full Answer
- Q How should I decide which colorectal cancer screening test to use?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyFor a screening test to be effective it should be able to predict with some degree of confidence that a person has cancer long before a sign or symptom appears. In the case of colorectal cancer there are a few types of screening tests that can be used... Full Answer