Tests that find polyps and cancer:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years,* or
- Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
- Double-contrast barium enema every five years,* or
- CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every five years.
Tests that primarily find cancer:
- Yearly guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT),** or
- Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT),** or
- Stool DNA test (sDNA) every three years.
*If the test is positive, a colonoscopy should be done.
**The multiple stool take-home test should be used. One test performed by the doctor in the office is not enough. A colonoscopy should be performed if the test is positive.
The tests are designed to find polyps and detect early cancer. Talk to a doctor about which test is best for you. Some people should be screened using a different schedule because of their personal history or family history.
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