How do you get tested for colon cancer?
The following tests are not only used for colon cancer detection, but also to discover polyps or other abnormalities. They can be performed even when a person does not have symptoms associated with colon cancer.
• A fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
All these tests have various forms of operation, which can be roughly classified as visual and stool-based. Visual tests take images of the colon via a camera or X-rays, while stool-based tests only examine stool samples. They can be considered as “invasive” and “non-invasive” respectively.
You can reduce your risk of colon cancer by making healthy lifestyle changes, like:
Although the exact causes of colon cancer are not known, it’s widely believed that having a colon in optimal condition with a healthy microbial flora can prevent the apparition of malignant cells. Thus, leading a healthy lifestyle is recommended to prevent colon cancer.
Colon cancer detection in Martin County