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Learn About Colorectal Cancer

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The Basics

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer screening tests can detect cancer early, when treatment can be very effective.

If your doctor finds growths inside your colon (poloyps) during testing, they can be removed before they become dangerous. If you find out you have cancer when you are tested, you can take steps to treat it right away.

Here are some questions to ask your doctor about preventing colorectal cancer:

  • When do I need to be screened?
  • What is the screening test you recommend? Why?
  • What's involved in screening? How do I prepare?
  • What are other things I can do to reduce my risk of colorectal cancer?

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