It is important for both men and women get screened for cancer of the colon and rectum. There is more than one type of screening. Talk to your doctor to see which screening test is best for you. Testing for cancer of the colon and rectum are covered by the Health Care Act Affordable ( Affordable Care Act , in English). According to the health plan you have, maybe you can get tested without having to pay anything. Talk to your health insurance to find out what your plan covers. What should I ask the doctor? Going to the doctor can be stressful. It should be noted the questions you want to ask before the appointment. Print this list of questions and take it to your next appointment. You might want to ask a family member or close friend to accompany you to take notes.
Print out these questions and bring them to the appointment.
- What risk do I run to suffer from colon and rectal cancer?
- When I started I would recommend getting tested?
- How often should I get tested?
- What screening recommend? Why?
- How is the test done? How do I prepare?
- Are there any dangers or side effects?
- How long does it take to receive the results?
- What I can do to reduce my risk of colon and rectal cancer?