Don’t be Semi-Interested in Your Colon
American Cancer Society Encourages Everyone 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer...
The American Cancer Society recommends the following tests to find colon cancer early:
Tests That Detect Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer
• Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or
• Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
• Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) every 5 years, or
• CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years
Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer
• Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or
• Annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or
• Stool DNA test (sDNA), with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain.