A new study suggests that a colonoscopy catches cancers that a sigmoidoscopy misses — and saves more lives in the process.
March is colon cancer awareness month. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death, even though it’s very preventable.
Local researchers are trying to find out what the medical community can do to encourage people to get screened for colorectal cancer, because screening saves lives.
There are two types of tests that doctors can order to either screen for conditions or diagnose a problem or illness.
It is called a DNA methylation test, and some are saying it could revolutionize the screening for colon cancer.