Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer usually starts from polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn't be there. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.
Screening tests can find polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. The chance of being cured is good when colorectal cancer can be treated early on.
What are the different types of screening for colorectal cancer?
Are You at High Risk of Having Colorectal Cancer?
Your risk may be higher than average if you or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or cancer, or if you have inflammatory bowel disease. Call us about having earlier or more frequent tests if you think you're at high risk for colorectal cancer.