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Screening Attributes

Each colorectal cancer screening method has pros and cons. Click on the attribute itself or use the drop-down menu above to read about each one.

Accuracy

  • Learn how accurate each screening test is at finding cancer and polyps.

Preparation

  • Learn what you need to do in order to get ready for each test.

Convenience

  • Learn where each test is done and how long it takes.

Discomfort

  • Learn how much discomfort (if any) each test may cause.

Risks

  • Learn about the risks involved with each test.

Follow-up

  • Learn what to do if a test is abnormal.

Frequency

  • Learn how often each test needs to be done.

Cost

  • Learn which tests cost more, which cost less, and which are covered by Medicare and most health insurers.