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Rectal Cancer (cont.)

Prevention

Appropriatecolorectal screening leading to the detection and removal of precancerousgrowths is the only way to prevent this disease.Screening tests for rectal cancer include fecal occult blood test and endoscopy.If a family history of colorectal cancer is present in a first-degree relative (a parent or a sibling), then endoscopy of the colon and rectum should begin 10 years before the age of the relative's diagnosis or at age 50 years, whichever comes first.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/8/2014
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