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Colon Cancer Test

Also Known as: Oncotype Dx Colon Cancer Test
Oncotype Dx Colon Cancer



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A colon Cancer Test or Colonoscopy is one of the most sensitive tests currently available for colon cancer screening.

A colonoscopy is the best test for finding colon cancer early when it is most treatable.

If you are 50 years old or older, you should start getting screened for colon cancer. If you are at high risk for the disease, you may need to start getting screened sooner. Talk to your doctor about when you should start getting screened.

The normal range for a colonoscopy is generally considered to be between 10 and 40 percent. However, this can vary depending on the individual and the specific circumstances.

There are a few different ways that you can lower your chances of having to get a colon cancer test, and the best way may vary depending on your individual situation.

  • One thing that you can do is to make sure that you are getting plenty of fiber in your diet, as this can help to keep things moving along smoothly in your digestive system and reduce your risk of constipation, which is a major risk factor for colon cancer.
  • Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight and staying active can also help to reduce your chances of developing this type of cancer.
  • Finally, quitting smoking if you currently smoke and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption is also important for keeping your colon healthy.

Yes, Colon Cancer Test is safe to take.

Before you undergo a colon cancer test, there are a few things you should do to prepare.

  • First, you should talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking. Certain medications can interfere with the results of a colon cancer test, so it is important to know if any of your medications fall into this category.
  • You should also avoid eating or drinking for at least six hours before your test. This includes avoiding water, coffee, tea, and juice.
  • Finally, you should make sure to empty your bowels before the test. This will help ensure that the results of the test are accurate.

Fasting is not required for a colon cancer test, but it may improve the accuracy of the results. Otherwise, you can eat normally.

Yes, home sample collection is available for the Colon Cancer Tests. One can opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

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