How is colon cancer screening done?

Colon cancer is very curable when detected early. Two accepted methods of colon cancer screening are a colonoscopy and testing for blood in the stool.

A colonoscopy test is used to screen for colon cancer. It's important for at-risk patients to receive a colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is the gold standard screening for colon cancer. New screenings involve DNA screening of stool samples.

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