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Your health history puts you at average risk for colorectal cancer, which means there are lower-cost screening options right for you, including the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). The most common symptom of colon cancer and rectal cancer is no symptom, so it is important not to wait.

Lower-Cost Screening Methods


STOOL-DNA 

At home, people of average risk collect a sample stool and mail it to a lab for analysis. The lab looks for abnormal DNA and blood in the stool, which can indicate cancer. A positive test requires a follow-up colonoscopy. 

FIT (FECAL IMMUNOCHEMICAL TEST) 

Just like a stool-DNA test, average-risk users take a sample and place it on a card for analysis. Some tests are sent to a lab for analysis, and some tests can be completed at home. The test alerts for blood that can’t be seen. A positive test requires a follow-up colonoscopy.

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