Colorectal Cancer Screening
Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms. Several tests can be used to screen for colorectal cancer (see American Cancer Society Guideline for Colorectal Cancer Screening).
People at an increased risk of getting colorectal cancer should talk to their doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for them, and how often to get tested. Several screening tests can be used to find polyps or colorectal cancer.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for people at average risk of getting colorectal cancer. FIT is now used instead of the guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT), which used to be Ontario’s colorectal cancer screening test.