Risk, Prevention and Screening
An overview of the available screening tests for colorectal cancer and polyps.
Colon polyps can be detected, removed and biopsied during a colonoscopy and this can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
FAP is a hereditary syndrome that results in those affected having hundreds to thousands of polyps and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
HNPCC, also called Lynch Syndrome, is a hereditary disorder that causes an increase in the risk of several types of cancer.