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How Accurate Is a Stool Test for Colon Cancer Screening?

Can a colon cancer screening really be as simple as mailing a sample of your stool (poop) to a lab for analysis? The answer might be yes — but don’t cancel that colonoscopy just yet. At-home stool tests can be an effective tool for detecting colon cancer. But they’re not as accurate as a colonoscopy…

How Long Does It Take Colon Polyps To Turn Cancerous?

Q: How long does it take for cancer to form on a colon polyp? A: Time is on your side when it comes to colorectal cancer forming in a polyp. The process is estimated to take 10 years — a period that leaves ample opportunity for early discovery and treatment. We’ll get to the detection…

Should You Use an At-Home Test for Colon Cancer Screening?

Colorectal cancer is any cancer that happens in your large intestines, including your colon and your rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, it’s the third-most-common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. In the last few decades, though, the number of colorectal cancer-related deaths has actually been dropping. One reason for…

Which Colorectal Cancer Screening Method Is Right for You?

Colorectal cancer can be deadly — but data shows that early screenings are saving lives by detecting colon cancer earlier than ever before. And although a colonoscopy is the gold standard in cancer screenings, it’s not the only method to detect this disease.  Your colon is a key part of your digestive system. Colon cancer usually…

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