Colorectal cancer screening can save lives and even prevent colon cancer from developing. If you are 50 years or older, you should have have regular screening.
Good news -- several tests are available. The primary tests available are: fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. These tests vary in what you do, how often you do them,and how much they cost. You can choose the test that is right for you. Consult with your doctor.
If you choose colonoscopy or another endoscopy for your screening, UNC offers several options. To learn more about colorectal cancer screening at UNC, click here.