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Does a fecal occult test also check for colon cancer like a hemocult?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Yes,test is for Colo

Yes, this is a test for Screening for colon Cancer.
Besides this test, Colonoscopy is a very good screening test, recommended to be done at the age of 50 years. If you have a family history of colon cancer, then you should have colonoscopy done now( at age over 40 years)

In brief: Yes,test is for Colo

Yes, this is a test for Screening for colon Cancer.
Besides this test, Colonoscopy is a very good screening test, recommended to be done at the age of 50 years. If you have a family history of colon cancer, then you should have colonoscopy done now( at age over 40 years)
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