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.
This convenient Colorectal Cancer take-home test is done in the comfort of your home. Colorectal cancer screening tests do not identify cancer; they use antibodies to detect blood in the stool, a possible indication of CRC. Other conditions can cause blood in the stool, including polyps, hemorrhoids, or stomach ulcers, so it’s important to review your test results with your doctor.
Colorectal cancer begins as a growth (polyp) on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some types of polyps can change into cancer over time, and removal of polyps before they become cancer can prevent colorectal cancer from developing.
Colorectal Cancer usually has no symptoms, especially in its early stages. People can have polyps for years without knowing it.
People age 45+, or earlier if a close relative has been diagnosed with CRC, if you have inflammatory bowel or Crohn’s disease, or if you have genetic syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer.
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.
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.
* Most of the time, screening results are normal, providing the customer with peace of mind. However, in some cases, such as the real life stories here, potential health issues are identified enabling the person to do something about it before it is too late.