Colorectal Cancer Screening
We offer four types of colorectal screening at UVA:
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.
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.