Tests and Diagnosis for Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most preventable cancer.

Our team of colorectal specialists helps to reduce the number of deaths from colon cancers throughout Middle Tennessee. Early detection through regular screenings before symptoms appear is the key to improved outcomes.

Colon cancers typically start with benign growths called polyps. Outcomes can be improved when found early before any symptoms appear and before the cancer has spread.

Regular screenings are recommended for both men and women beginning at age 50. Some of these tests might include:

  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
  • Colonoscopy

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