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Colon Cancer Screening

If you do not have any special risk factors for colon cancer, you are considered to be at "average" risk. However, screening is still important. Keep in mind that most people diagnosed with colon cancer do not have any special risk factors.

The next step is to determine if you have been screened for colon cancer in the past. People who have had recent screening may not need repeat screening right away.

Common screening tests include fecal occult blood tests (stool cards), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and barium enema.

Have you ever had one of these colon cancer screening tests?

Yes, I've been screened for colon cancer before.

No, I've never been screened for colon cancer.

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