Digestive Health

Know Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. That’s why all adults aged 50 and older — and some younger adults, depending on their risk factors — should receive regular colorectal screenings, including a colonoscopy. Take a free online risk assessment from Tanner now to know your risk.

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Tanner Gastroenterology Care
Gastroenterologists specialize in the care of your gastrointestinal tract, as well as the pancreas and liver. At Tanner Gastroenterology Care, board-certified physicians can screen for a variety of disorders and conditions, and provide you with compassionate treatment and effective relief of your gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer -- and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review confirms.

The analysis, of 31 studies, looked at the effectiveness of the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT -- which detects hidden blood in the stool. It found that a one-time FIT screening caught up to 91 percent of colon cancers in people at average risk of the disease.

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