Rectal Cancer (cont.)
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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
Timothy Kuo, MD
George Fisher, MD, PhD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP
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