Which tests primarily detect colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Tests that primarily detect cancer, and their recommended frequency, include the following:

  • Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test with high test sensitivity for cancer

  • Annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with high test sensitivity for cancer

  • Stool DNA test with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain


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