detection is your best chance for surviving colon cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. What is the purpose of performing a fecal occult blood
A. To detect occult blood (blood not visible by the naked
eye), which indicates bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Such bleeding may
be an indication of cancer.
Q. What are the chances of survival for someone with colon or
A. If the cancer is found early and treated properly, more
than 90 percent of patients survive five years or more. That is why using Colon
Health Check is so important.
Q. Who should use Colon Health Check?
A. People in high-risk categories for colorectal cancer should
take the test. High risk categories include:
Those who have had colon or rectal cancer
Women who have had breast cancer or reproductive track cancer
Those who have had benign intestinal polyps
Those with a parent, sister or brother who had or has colon or rectal cancer
People over the age of 40
African-American men and women
Note: Persons with ulcerative colotis and Crohn’s disease are at increased risk
of developing colorectal cancer; however, different screening methods should be
Q. Should I use Colon Health Check even if I have no symptoms?
A. Yes. Many cancers and polyps do not cause pain or other
symptoms at the onset, but can be detected at an early stage by minute
quantities of blood in the stool and other gastrointestinal problems.
Q. If the Colon Health Check test is positive, does it mean I
A. A positive test means that there may be bleeding in the
gastrointestinal tract. Benign conditions such as polyps, hemorrhoids, rectal
fissures or even stomach ulcers can cause bleeding that would give a positive
result. It is imperative that anyone with a positive test result see a
physician as soon as possible to determine the cause of the bleeding.
Q. If my Colon Health Check result is positive, how should I
A. Contact your family physician immediately.
Q. If my Colon Health Check test result is negative, does it
mean I don’t have cancer?
A. Not necessarily. A negative test only means that there was
no blood detected in your stool at the time of the test. Blood in the stool may
occur intermittently or not at all when you have colon cancer or rectal cancer.
(This test is not a substitute for a regular physical and colonoscopy by your
Q. How accurate is Colon Health Check?
A. Colon Health Check is over 98% accurate, based on clinical
Q. Is the Colon Health Check test difficult or painful?
A. The test is painless and very user friendly, requiring only
one stool sample. The home test includes simple directions for performing the
Colon Health Check fecal occult blood test.
Q. Are diet restrictions required for using the Colon Health
Q. What time of day is best to use Colon Health Check?
A. You may test at any time of day.
Q. Do I have to use the Collection Paper?
A. Rather than Collection Paper, you may use a stool sample
collected in a clean, dry container.
Q. Why is it important to prevent the stool sample from being
in the toilet water?
A. Trace chemicals in the water might interfere with the test.
Q. How long do the results remain stable before they change or
A. A positive result is likely to remain unchanged; however
the background may become darker. With a negative result, after 10 minutes a
very faint line may appear in the test zone "T." This is not a positive result.
(Remember: Do not read or interpret results after 10 minutes.)
Q. How does Colon Health Check work?
A. The Test Cassette contains a coated membrane with the
monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and a pad containing mouse monoclonal lgG
(antibody) dye conjugate in protein matrix. It is uniquely designed to detect a
very small amount of blood in your stool.
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