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Colorectal Cancer Screening

We offer four types of colorectal screening at UVA.

Colonoscopy

We use a flexible tube with a camera to examine the entire colon. Any potentially pre-cancerous polyps found can be removed during the procedure.

Fecal Occult Blood Test

We examine your stool for any hidden blood, which can be a sign of a growth or cancer.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

We use a flexible tube with a camera to examine the lower third of the colon, the area where more than half of all colorectal cancers occur.

Double-Contrast Barium Enema

During this procedure, X-rays of the colon and rectum are taken after a liquid containing barium is put into the rectum. This helps show any abnormalities.

For more information about screenings, call 434.243.9970 or 434.243.2670. Learn about the types of colorectal cancer, as well as associated symptoms, risk factors and more.