Colorectal cancer screening is important because it helps to detect and remove polyps before they turn into cancer. When detected early, the survival rate is about 90%, but only about 4 out of 10 cases are found at this stage.
Colorectal cancer screening tests include:
Stool tests such as the guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT), the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), and the FIT-DNA test. These tests detect blood in the stool or altered DNA and are done once a year or every three years.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy involves a short, flexible tube to check for polyps or cancer in the rectum and lower colon every 5 years, or every 10 years with a FIT every year.
Colonoscopy uses a longer tube to examine the entire colon and is done every 10 years for those without increased risk, and may also be used as a follow-up to other screening tests.
CT colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, uses X-rays and computers to produce images of the colon and is analyzed by a doctor.
Our partner Neuro Spinal Hospital are offering a complimentary consultation with it's oncologist and 50% discount on the following tests:
- Stool test
- CT virtual Colonography
Prior booking is required, contact 045730700 for appointments.