How to detect?
Cancer can (and should!) be detected early.
This is a disease with difficult treatment, but it can be detected and prevented.
Early detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer are vital for its successful treatment.
That is why the evolution in technologies and methods of cancer detection seen in recent decades, have resulted in unprecedented levels of disease survival.
Today, also, well-informed individuals can fully engage in their own prevention and surveillance, by being alert to the symptoms and the guidelines for disease screening.
Extraction of polyps, before they have degenerated, prevents the onset of cancer.
In this section, we will briefly explain the most common screening methods for colorectal cancer. Some of these procedures can also provide a diagnosis if there are unexpected growths.
To screen for the disease is not cause for alarm: it is the best strategy for early detection and analysis of any changes (malignant or benign) in the colon or rectum.
Learn about the signs & symptoms of colorectal cancer, and what are the steps towards diagnosis when there are any suspicious signs.