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Mail testing kits to patients' homes, a new study says. Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening, such as colonoscopies and at-home stool testing. But despite recommendations that adults get screened from ages 50 to 75, more than 33% of Americans are not up to date with screening.

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190225175921.htm

A new study provides the strongest evidence to date to support recommendations that average risk patients can safely opt for an annual, easy-to-use home stool test instead of a screening colonoscopy.

www.gastroconsa.com/stool-dna-testing-a-new-test-for-colon-cancer-screening

Stool DNA testing – a new test for colon cancer screening. Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is highly effective in preventing this disease, which is why it has been endorsed by all major-medical societies, receiving a grade “A” recommendation from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/press/pr2020/colon-cancer-screening-recommendation...

The agency also published a Vital Signs report (PDF) highlighting trends and characteristics of timely colon cancer screening in New York City through 2018. The report documented how in 2017, Black and White New Yorkers had the highest age-adjusted rate of death from colon cancer at 13.8 and 12.6 deaths per 100,000 residents, respectively ...

health.sunnybrook.ca/cancer/fit-screen-colorectal

There’s a new kit in town when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) replaced the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) last year in Ontario. Both tests check for hidden blood in the stool, which can be a sign of colorectal cancer or pre-cancerous polyps.

medicalxpress.com/news/2019-12-false-positives-colon-cancer-screening.html

Colorectal cancer can develop for months without producing any symptoms and, as soon as the first ones appear, sometimes the disease is already in an advanced stage. Screening programs allow to ...

thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/14/new-at-home-test-may-detect-colon-cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard , it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done at home.

www.labcorp.com/.../other-services/womens-health/colorectal-screening

Colorectal Screening is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States with 90% of cases occurring after age 50 with a 4.5% of women chance of individuals over their lifetime developing colorectal cancer. 1 Current guidelines emphasize routine screening beginning at age 45. 2 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends colorectal cancer screening 3 ...

www.emedicinehealth.com/ask_stool_look_like_if_you_have_colon_cancer/article...

Blood usually, but not always, can be detected through a fecal occult (hidden) blood test, in which samples of stool are submitted to a lab for detection of blood. Symptoms of colon cancer may not be present or be minimal and overlooked until it becomes more severe. Cancer screening tests for colon cancer thus are important in individuals 50 ...

www.mayoclinic.org/.../colon-cancer/in-depth/colon-cancer-screening/art-20046825

The stool DNA test uses a sample of your stool to look for DNA changes in cells that might indicate the presence of colon cancer or precancerous conditions. The stool DNA test also looks for signs of blood in your stool.