Diagnosis & Tests

Finding colorectal cancer early is the key to beating it. There are many different tests to detect colorectal cancer. Here you’ll learn what to expect from each test and procedure.


Here you’ll find an overview of the tests used to screen for colorectal cancer as well as tests used to evaluate colon cancer.


Finding colon cancer early is key to beating it. That’s why doctors recommend a yearly fecal occult blood test, which tests for invisible blood in the stool, an early sign of colon cancer.

One of the best tools for detecting colon cancer is a colonoscopy. Learn how it’s performed and how to prepare.

Learn about the different imaging tests used to screen and diagnose colon cancer.

Should you have genetic testing for colon cancer? Learn more here to see if it might be right for you.

Learn more about other tests for colorectal cancer here.