How do I get bowel cancer screening?

Colonoscopy. At your age, your best bet would be to visit a Gastroenterologist and schedule a colonoscopy. You need regularly scheduled colonoscopies starting at age 50.
New program. Try having a read of this:
http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/cancer-programme/bowel-cancer-programme/national-bowel-screening-programme/national-bowel-screening-programme-frequently-asked-questions.
GI cancer screen. Tell Dr The will do stool guiac to test for blood in stool. But will also need colonoscopy.

Related Questions

Autopsy studies show that 1.7% of average-risk people in 20s have an adenoma, so why don't they recommend screening for bowel cancer before age 50?

No value. The only value in removing polyps is the rare one that has genetic changes to become cancer. About 90% don't progress. Survival hasn't changed with long history of polypectomy. In those that do change it takes years for the transformation and for the other lesions, they don't show up as a bowel malignancy until one is usually in their 50's. Read more...

Do I need a colostomy bag if I get bowel cancer?

No. Not in all cases. If it's limited involvement and the surgery is planned, usually don't need a bag. If you get a low-lying rectal cancer, a bag is more likely. Read more...

How can I totally detox my digestive system and become healthy so I don't get bowel cancer?

Do not detox. Eat a high fiber diet, avoid processed foods, excessive caffeine and alcohol and drink 80 -100 ounces of fluids per day and exercise regularly. Get a colonoscopy when indicated and you should be able to avoid getting colon cancer. Read more...

My mom died of bowel cancer. When I was 14 is there a chance I could have it already or get it in the future?

Unlikely . Majority of bowel cancers are random , not related to genetic transmission, , don't worry about any cancers at the age of 16., unlike your unfortunate mother, by the time you reach cancer age , it will be detected early by advanced diagnostics , cured early by advances in cancer therapy , as a matter of fact it is happening already , go to the school & enjoy your life . Read more...
Genetic counseling. For a strong family history of colon cancer at a young age, a genetic test to help you determine risk may be indicated. Ask you doctor for referral to a genetic counselor, or a colo-rectal surgeon for an opinion. A colonoscopy is a usual screening test if you are at high risk. Read more...

What are sure signs that I should get a colon cancer screening. IM only 20 and I've got no insurance so you're my best bet.?

Maybe not needed. At your young age, the only indication for a colonoscopy as a screening modality would be the presence of a strong family history of colon cancer, one that would suggest a familial predisposition to colon cancer. Read more...

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Probably, but... If one is having lower or upper GI bleeding, then an evaluation is in order, which could include upper and lower GI endoscopy. See your doctor, and describe your concerns. Good luck. Read more...
Sometimes. Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. Read more...