A 31-year-old female asked:
i have been ordered to do an annual fit test for colorectal issues, should i be concerned about why i need to do this?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
I suppose you have: A strong family history of colon cancer thus your dr is proactively screening you for blood in the stool if positive , it may suggest presence of colon polyps or cancer.Cut down on your intake of fatty foods and eat more fiber , fruits and veggies . There are some studies showing that Aspirin may prevent colon cancer. Discuss with your dr if u have any concerns.
Last updated Sep 30, 2014
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