You are at average risk for colorectal cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends the following screening options for average risk individuals:
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years PLUS Fecal Occult Blood Testing yearly, or
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or
- Fecal occult blood testing yearly, or
- Total colon exam every 10 years (Air contrast barium enema + Flexible sigmoidoscopy OR colonoscopy)
Individuals with symptoms such as change in bowel movements or blood in stool should contact their physician right away. These recommendations are only a guide; you should discuss with your primary care provider which option is best for you.
To schedule an appointment, at the campus closest to you, call (386) 267-6439. Or complete the request an appointment form and someone from our hospital team will contact you within 48 hours to schedule your appointment. Florida Hospital would like to be your partner in health. For a physician referral list, follow the link to see the list of physicians in our area. Thank you for being proactive about your health.