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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Covered by Medicare

All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer

Prevent Cancer Foundation answers the 20 most frequently asked questions about colorectal cancer. Learn about pre-cancerous polyps, symptoms, screening, and prevention of colon cancer.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Search by state or country to locate a colorectal surgeon in your area who is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Find a GI Endoscopist

Find physicians and surgeons in your area trained in GI endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, such as endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, such as a polyp, and ulcers. Learn how and when the procedure is performed.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

NIH SeniorHealth: Colorectal Cancer

This site describes the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and latest research on colorectal cancer. The site also links to 4 brief videos on colon cancer screening methods, clinical trials, and more.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Personal Screening Stories

Read brief stories from real patients about their colorectal cancer screening experiences.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Virtual Colonoscopy

Unlike traditional colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy doesn't require sedation or the insertion of a scope into the colon. Discuss your colon cancer screening options with your doctor to determine whether virtual colonoscopy is the right option for you.

Review Date: August 09, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research