Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) every 1 YEAR FIT (to be repeated every year) uses antibodies to detect human hemoglobin protein (blood) in the stools using a high-tech laboratory method. This test reacts to part of the human hemoglobin protein, which is found on red blood cells. If blood is detected, the patient will require follow-up … Continue reading Screening Methods
Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. As the graphic below shows, the colon is part of the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, … Continue reading What is colon cancer?