Schedule Your Colon Cancer Screening
Call 206.606.1434 to schedule a colorectal cancer screening at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union.
Colorectal cancer screenings allow your physician to find and remove polyps before they become cancerous.
If cancer has already begun, a screening gives your physician the opportunity to spot the signs at an early stage — when the disease is easier to cure and before you would likely notice symptoms.
The American Cancer Society recommends colorectal cancer screenings beginning at age 45 for people who have no known risk factors other than age. The frequency depends on the screening method.
If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or you have other risk factors for colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor about starting screenings earlier in life — and maybe being screened more often.
Fred Hutch’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program offers a personalized approach to risk assessment, screening and prevention for people at high risk for gastrointestinal cancers.
Learn more about the Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program
The main screening tests include:
Each of these options is available to Fred Hutch patients. CT colonography is done at the University of Washington Medical Center.
If you have an abnormal FOBT, FIT, Cologuard or CT colonography, your doctor will recommend that you have a colonoscopy.