Doctors believe regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for fighting colorectal cancer. Regular testing can help doctors diagnose cancer in the early stage when treatment works the best. This happens less than half the time.
Who Needs to Be Tested for Colorectal Cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, people with no identified risk factors should begin regular testing at age 50. However, individuals with a family history of the disease or who have other risk factors for colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease, should discuss with their physician whether they should begin screening at an earlier age or have tests more frequently. There are several different testing options. If you’re unwilling or unable to have a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enema or “virtual colonoscopy” and are at average risk for the disease, ask your doctor whether ColoVantage is right for you. However, ColoVantage® is not a replacement for colonoscopy and individuals with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or certain genetic markers are at higher risk for colorectal cancer and should proceed directly to tests such as a colonoscopy.
What is the ColoVantage® Blood Test?
Your doctor can order ColoVantage® as part of routine blood testing. The convenient test doesn’t require you to avoid certain foods or involve any advance preparation. But it can aid in the detection of colorectal cancer. If the results are positive, your doctor will advise further tests.
Why the ColoVantage® Blood Test?
We understand you have your reasons for not getting tested for colorectal cancer. But ColoVantage® is a different kind of colorectal cancer test, one you might want to talk to your doctor about. It may help save your life.