Whether you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, or you wish to do everything you can to avoid the disease, the Cancer Center of Excellence provides the information and resources you will need. Here, you can read an introduction to what cancer is and how and why it develops; take an in-depth look at a certain type of cancer; read about a particular treatment or diagnostic procedure; get information about cancer research; or learn what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.
Colorectal cancer is highly treatable when caught early. Screening may not only catch cancer early but may also identify risk factors and stop cancer from developing at all. Here's a rundown of the different screening tests available to detect colorectal cancer and how often each test should be done.