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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

There are a few important things you can do now to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in the future.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends one of the following screening technologies for men and women, aged 50 and older:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
  • Double-contrast barium enema

Individuals with certain risk factors should begin screening earlier or have screening more often. Talk to your doctor about your own risk and when you should have screening tests.

For more information about colorectal cancer, visit the American Cancer Society on the Web at www.cancer.org.