The most commonly-used way of being tested for colon cancer is through a colonoscopy, but over the years scientists have been hard at work trying to find other ways that are not as difficult and time-consuming.
Colonoscopies are difficult, and most of all, uncomfortable, but researchers have found another option called the FIT Test (Fecal Immunochemical Test).
FIT tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. It only detects human blood from the lower intestines, and medicines and food don’t interfere with the test. It also cuts back on the amount of time needed for the test and is cost friendly. Most of all, you can do this in the comfort of your home. Performing a yearly FIT is a highly-effective method for detecting and thereby helping to prevent progression of colorectal cancer.