What is colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as colon cancer, is cancer that develops in the colon (large bowel) or the rectum and usually develops slowly over a period of many years. Before a true cancer develops, it usually begins as a non-cancerous polyp, which may eventually change into cancer. A polyp is a growth of tissue that develops on the lining of the colon or rectum. Certain kinds of polyps, called adenomas, are most likely to become cancerous. 

The FIT Colon Cancer Screening Test is intended for screening purposes only and a positive result should be discussed with your healthcare provider.