3 Screening Tools for Colon Cancer
Colon (or colorectal) cancer is among the most common forms of cancer, making screening for this form of cancer a high priority. If it occurs, participating in routine screening will increase the likelihood of catching cancer in its earlier stages. Family History and Genetics Your family history and any genetic predisposition can be a powerful tool in determining when you should start screening for colon cancer. Having several people in your family develop colon cancer, especially if they are first-degree relatives, will necessitate earlier screening.