Last update: October 2, 2020
The American Cancer Society strongly recommends colorectal cancer screening once every year for adults ages 50 to 75. Two recommended screening methods are a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and a high-sensitivity guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (HSgFOBT).
The FIT may be an easier option for your patients, as it:
The HSgFOBT may be less convenient, as it:
For more information and resources on colorectal cancer, visit cancer.org.