Average Risk

Average Risk

Ontario men and women ages 50 to 74 with no symptoms or family history are encouraged to take an easy, at-home screening test called a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) every two years. The FOBT is also commonly called the ‘Poop Test’ because it involves collecting tiny samples of fecal matter which are tested in a lab for signs of colorectal cancer.

People in this category have no personal history of pre-cancerous colorectal polyps requiring surveillance or inflammatory bowel disease (i.e., Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).