Colorectal Cancer Screening – Medical Terms to Help You Understand the Tests

Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

Colorectal cancer screening is an essential part of routine health care. This post is not intended to be a guide for choosing the proper test but rather a guide to help understand and use the medical terms connected with the tests.

The colon is also called the large intestine. It is approximately 5 feet in length.


Two types of tests are:

  • stool-based screening tests
  • visual-based screening exams


Both can screen for both polyps and colorectal cancer.


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