Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as colon cancer, is cancer that develops in the colon (large bowel) or the rectum and usually develops slowly over a period of many years. Before a true cancer develops, it usually begins as a non-cancerous polyp, which may eventually change into cancer. A polyp is a growth of tissue that develops on the lining of the colon or rectum. Certain kinds of polyps, called adenomas, are most likely to become cancerous.
With today's medical advances, there's now a noninvasive screening option you can take from the comfort of your home. Conduct the same test physicians do in the privacy of your own home without the need for a prescription or doctor's visit.
The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. This convenient at-home screening option checks for hidden blood in the stool which may indicate the presence of colon cancer. This test does not determine if you have colon cancer, but indicates that you require further assessment by your physician and you may require further testing in the form of a colonoscopy.