Whether calculating your target heart rate, assessing your risk for a common condition, or testing your knowledge of today's health concerns, these tools help you manage your health. They are easy to use, informative, and often surprising.
Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. Test your knowledge of colorectal cancer by taking the following quiz.
At first, colorectal cancer often has few or no symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to get regular screenings. Symptoms can include:
See your healthcare provider if you notice any of these symptoms.
Family history does raise your risk, but most people with colorectal cancer don't have a strong family history of it. Other risk factors are:
Other risk factors you can change. For instance, your risk is higher if you are overweight or obese. It's also higher if you:
You get ready for each test in a different way, and each has a different schedule. Talk with your doctor about which test might be right for you. No matter which test you choose, the most important thing is to get screened. And to get screened at the recommended interval for that specific screening test.