Harvard Health Blog
The new blood test for colon cancer screening: Questions remain
By: Celia Spell, M.S., Assistant Editor, Harvard Health Publications In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new screening test for colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as colon cancer. This test is unique because itís blood-based Ė meaning no more stool samples or the dreaded colonoscopy. Patients can have the test done as part of their annual blood tests, and they donít have to think twice about it.