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Screening Methods

There are many options for screening. Screening tests can find polyps or cancer before you even have symptoms. Early detection may prevent polyps from becoming cancer and could jumpstart treatment earlier, when it is most effective.

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When to begin screening?

The American Cancer Society recently recommended that adults at average risk should begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45.

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What does higher risk mean?

People who are at higher risk may need to begin screening before age 45 because they:

There are many choices for early detection

In addition to colonoscopy, there other methods for screening for colorectal cancer. You and your doctor can decide which one is best for you.

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