Learn about a new at-home colon cancer test

“A new test for colon cancer may attract people who’ve failed to get screened in the past because they were squeamish about colonoscopies or the prep required for them.

Cologuard is an at-home test kit that uses DNA technology to find signs of cancer or precancer in people age 50 and older who are at average risk for colon cancer.

The non-invasive test, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Aug. 11, checks for blood and altered DNA in stool. Though the test is conducted at home, it is available by prescription only and must be ordered by a physician.”

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