Colorectal Cancer Screening: Which test would I prefer?

Everyone ages 45 to 75 years needs to get screened for colorectal cancer. Screening saves lives because it can help catch cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. There are 3 main types of colorectal cancer screening tests: colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and stool tests. Each test has pros and cons.

To find out which test you might prefer, answer the following questions. Questions like these can help patients make health care decisions that fit their preferences.

Then share the results with your doctor. Together, you and your doctor can choose the best test for you.