Colorectal cancer screening
Also known as:
Colon cancer screening, Rectal cancer screening
Studies show that screening for colorectal cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the disease.
Five tests are commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer:
Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Providence Cancer Center is a team of health care professionals and researchers striving to provide and promote expert care to people who have cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. We focus our attention and resources on people with cancers of the upper (esophagus and stomach), middle (pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and small intestine) and lower (colon, rectum and anus) gastrointestinal tract.
- Fecal occult blood test
- Barium enema
- Digital rectal exam