- What is colorectal cancer?
- Importance of colorectal cancer screening
- Risk factors for colorectal cancer
- Can colorectal cancer be prevented?
- Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer
- Colorectal cancer screening tests
- American Cancer Society recommendations for colorectal cancer early detection
- Colorectal cancer screening – insurance coverage
- Additional resources
- References: Colorectal cancer early detection
References: Colorectal cancer early detection
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Last Medical Review: 10/15/2014
Last Revised: 02/05/2015