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Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Colorectal cancer is preventable, even curable when detected early.

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Colon Cancer Detection Tests:

Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Colorectal cancer is preventable, even curable when detected early. If colorectal cancer is found early enough, the patient has more than a 90% chance of survival.

At TestCountry we carry two types of Colon Cancer Detection Test Kits:

EZ DETECT™ Fecal Occult Blood Test: Our EZ DETECT™  Stool Blood Test is the most advanced home test available to detect hidden blood in the stool, one of the primary early warning signals of many health problems. EZ DETECT™ is designed to detect blood in the stool that can be caused by bleeding ulcers, hemorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, fissures or cancer of the colon.

iScreen Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test: A non-invasive immunoassay test used to detect blood in the feces as a colorectal cancer screen. There are no dietary restrictions. It is over 98% specific with sensitivity levels of 50 ng hHb/ml buffer or 50 ug hHb/g feces. Results are available in 5-10 minutes

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The colon or large intestine is the last portion of gastro intestinal tract which ends in the rectum. Colon cancer is a frequent cause of death and is a frequent late-onset disorder that mostly occur at the age of 50 or above. As with other forms of cancer, Colon cancer is common in the people with the family history of colon cancer. Along with genetic susceptibility, various dietary and environmental factors play a major role in deregulating cellular profliferation and cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol intake are some of those factors that play a major role. Early screening may lead to prevention and medication of colon cancer. There are two major ways for screening of colon cancer: Fecal Occult Blood Testing and endoscopy. Fecal Occult Blood Testing is the first way to screen for colon cancer. It detects bleeding from polyps i.e. the cancer which is too small to be visible. It is also known as stool test cards or "Hem occult" cards. This test may lad to early detection and has reduced the death rate by around 33% in several test studies. It may sometimes gives false negative results as all the polyps are not recognized while screening. Endoscopy, the second method to screen for colon polyps and cancer, refers to the visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by useing an endoscope. Studies have shown that the method of colonoscopy is more accurate than annual FOBT or sigmoidoscopy for detecting polyps and cancer because it examines the entire colon. It is however preferred in higher risk cases.

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