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The Best Way to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

  • Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, with 140,000 people being diagnosed each year. Over a million men and women live with a history of colon cancer. However, the good news is that colon cancer can be prevented. Read more...

Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)

  • A Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check for blood (occult blood) in the stool. Blood in the stool may be caused by a variety of different factors, but it is possible that one of them is a symptom of colorectal cancer. Read more...

Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. It accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer deaths. This cancer is treatable if detected at stage one. Read more...

Video: Tests to Detect Colonic Polyps

  • Are you curious to know if you have colonic polyps? Watch the video to learn about the tests that can help detect colonic polyps including fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Read more...

Video: How Can I Lower the Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

  • To lower your risk of developing colorectal cancer, get yourself screened, maintain a healthy diet, indulge in physical activity, eat more vegetables and fruits and limit alcohol intake. Polymedco CDP, LLC supplies clinical, diagnostic test kits and devices that specialize in colorectal cancer. Read more...

Slide: Lower the Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

  • Colorectal cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. It accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer deaths.Screening, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and indulging in physical activity may help lower your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Read more...

Important Facts You Need to know About Colorectal Cancer

  • 1 in 20 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC). It is preventable. If detected at stage one, there is a 90% cure rate. Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLC is a world leader in fecal occult blood screening technology, providing the new standard of care with the OC-Auto® product line. Read more...

Importance of Regular Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The colorectal cancer screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that regular screening for colorectal cancer should start from the age of 50. Read more...

How to Lower the Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

  • Colorectal cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon). Most colon cancer begins as non-cancerous clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over the course of time, some of them become cancerous. Colorectal cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. It accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer deaths. Read more...

Slide: Who Should Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

  • If you are 50 years old, or older, make sure that you meet with your doctor to discuss colorectal cancer. Polymedco's FIT test is a good screening option for colorectal cancer. It is a simple, affordable, at home screening kit requiring a small stool sample. Read more...

The Benefits of Fecal Immunochemical Test FIT

  • Colon cancer also known as colorectal cancer or rectal cancer refers to any cancer in the colon, from the start point, called the cecum, to the end, called the rectum. It occurs when the cells that line the colon or rectum becomeResearch shows that after 4 years of repeated testing, patients continued to use FIT and it continued to identify colorectal cancer. Read more...

Types of Colon Cancer Screening Tests

  • A colon cancer screening test can detect polyps and cancers in the colon or rectum. These tests help to identify colon cancers at an early and potentially curable stage. Read more...

Tests to Detect Colonic Polyps

  • Colonic polyps are growths in the large intestine, known as the colon. They are common in adults. Several tests can be used to detect colonic polyps. Read more...

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

  • The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a non-invasive test for screening colon cancer recommended by the American Cancer Society guidelines. Read more...

Slideshow: Different Tests to Detect Colonic Polyps

  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), Fecal immunochemical test (FIT), Stool DNA test (sDNA) and colonoscopy are some tests that detect colonic polyps. Read more...

Slideshow: Colorectal cancer screening

  • The primary goal of colorectal cancer screening is to identify polyps and remove them before they become malignant. Read more...

FIT- Effective for Repeated Group Based Testing

  • The fecal immunochemical test is an effective way to screen for colorectal cancer. It is a noninvasive test that can be delivered by mail. In contrast to guaiac-based stool tests and colonoscopy, fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening can be done without dietary or medication restrictions. Read more...

American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG’s) guidelines for colorectal cancer screening

  • The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) groups colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests into cancer prevention and cancer detection tests. Read more...

Alternatives to Colonoscopy - FOBT and FIT-DNA

  • A colonoscopy examines the entire colon with a long flexible tube. It involves a bowel cleansing the day before, and sedation during the procedure. Due to this, the screening rates remain low. Read more...

What is Colorectal Cancer Screening?

  • Colorectal cancer develops from abnormal growth in the lining of the colon or rectum, called polyps. Screening is performed to detect the disease at its earliest stage, so it can be cured. Read more...

What are the Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer?

  • Colorectal cancer accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer deaths. However, it is preventable if detected early. There are factors that increase a person’s chance of getting this disease. Some of these factors can be changed while others cannot be changed. Read more...

What are Colonic Polyps?

  • Colonic polyps are growths that form on the inner lining of the colon (large intestine). They are common in adults, however, the exact cause is not known. Read more...

Colorectal Cancer Signs, Symptoms and Risks

  • Colorectal Cancer (CRC) starts as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or the rectum. This growth is called polyps but not all polyps are cancerous. Polyps grow in size as well as in number, thereby increasing the risk of them becoming cancerous. Read more...

Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know

  • Colon cancer also known as colorectal cancer or rectal cancer refers to any cancer in the colon, from the start point, called the cecum, to the end, called the rectum. It occurs when the cells that line the colon or rectum become Read more...
 
 
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