Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) often develops from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. Regular screening can detect CRC early and significantly improve the chances of successful treatment.
The colorectal cancer screening is a convenient take-home kit that you can administer in the privacy of your own home. The test kit can be picked up when you have your vascular screening, and your sample mailed in at your convenience. To make arrangements to obtain a colorectal cancer screening kit, call 800.718.0961.
Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease
- Family history of CRC polyps or disease
- A genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis or
hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer
- Heavy cigarette smoking
- Lack of regular exercise
- Diet low in fiber and high in fat with limited fruit and vegetable intake
Colorectal Cancer Screening Details
About Colorectal Cancer
Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer
- Blood in the stool
- Constant stomach pain, cramps or aches
- Unexplained weight loss
Is Colorectal Cancer life-threatening?Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among both women and men in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer death.
How can I prevent colorectal cancer?Regular colorectal cancer screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colon cancer. With regular screening, most polyps can be found and removed before they turn into cancer.