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Colorectal Cancer

Screening

Information on screening recommendations are offered by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. Learn more about common colorectal cancer screening techniques, including the fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, from the Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Screening Clinic.

To schedule a colonoscopy, call 410-502-0793 (downtown Baltimore, Greenspring Station and Howard County) or 410-550-0790 (southeast Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Bayview and White Marsh). Baltimore residents: Learn more about your eligibility for free screening and treatment.

Risk Assessment/Genetic Testing

The most common type of inherited colon cancer is called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).

For an appointment for genetic screening related to colon cancer, call 410-502-7082.