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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and occurs when a small tissue growth in the rectum or large intestine turns cancerous. Colorectal cancer is one of the top two leading causes of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Patients have a good chance of surviving if it is caught early.

Care You Should Expect to Receive - High quality care for the early detection of colorectal cancer should include one of the following age-appropriate colorectal cancer screening tests:

  • colonoscopy - examination of the bowel with a small camera – every 10 years
  • sigmoidoscopy - examination of the colon with a flexible lighted tube – every 5 years
  • fecal occult blood test - a lab test to detect blood in the stool – every year

Talk with your physician about the test that is best for you.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer may include:

  • sudden onset of diarrhea or constipation
  • passage of blood in the stool/feces
  • abdominal pain and vomiting
  • sometimes there are no symptoms

How Will This Help Me? As with any type of cancer, colorectal cancer can spread, invading tissue in other parts of the body. Cancer can be fatal if not treated, which is why screening is so important.



New Hope Crystal Medical Clinic

Web: www.nhcmedicalclinic.com
Main Phone: 763-535-9601

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Most Recent Report

Past Reports

Rate: 32%
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2013 Report (07/01/2012-06/30/2013 DOS)
(* Avg: 69%)
Rate: 41%
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2012 Report (7/1/2011-6/30/2012 DOS)
(* Avg: 68%)
Rate: 27%
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2011 Report (7/1/2010-6/30/2011 DOS)
(* Avg: 64%)