Colon Cancer Screenings Are Becoming Easier and Easier

August 12, 2014 12:08 AM

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Colon Cancer Screenings Are Becoming Easier and Easier

Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved an at home, DNA based colon cancer screening test, the Cologuard test. The test has shown an astounding 92 percent accuracy rating.

This procedure is a type of fe cal blood testing that not only detects blood in the stool, a major indicator of colon cancer, but it also analyses DNA and searches for abnormalities. The DNA analysis allows improved detection over other fecal blood tests as it accounts for cancerous lesions in the c...

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