Scopes Colorectal Cancer Screening Program - Minnesota Department of Health

Colorectal Cancer

For men and women

  • Stool test – testing the stool (feces) for signs that cancer may be present. These tests are less invasive and easier to have done, but they are less likely to detect polyps.
  • Colonoscopy – a procedure where a doctor uses a long, thin tube with a small camera on the end to view your lower intestine. Colonoscopy is a powerful tool to prevent colorectal cancer. It allows your provider to find and remove any polyps before they turn into colorectal cancer.