Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version)


Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version)


This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
    • New tests being studied in clinical trials
  • Risks of colorectal cancer screening


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute


Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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