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Colon Cancer Screening

Stool cards (fecal occult blood tests) are easy and safe. They can be completed at home. However, keep in mind that abnormal results from stool cards will usually require follow-up testing with colonoscopy.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy and barium enema have low risks of complications. The risk of a major complication with sigmoidoscopy is less than one in 1000, while the risk with barium enema is about one in 10,000.


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