The process of cancer diagnosis begins with screening. Depending on your case, your doctor will recommend one or more of the following tests:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Double-contrast barium enema (DCBE)
- CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
- Guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)
- Fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
- Stool DNA test
These tests allow doctors to detect and then officially diagnose colorectal cancer, which then puts the patient on the path to treatment and then recovery.
Read our Diagnosis blog to find out more about the process of diagnosing colorectal cancer.