EZ Detect Colon Disease Test – (5 test tissues)
- Convenient, sanitary – Easy throw-in-the-bowl test. No messy handling of stool.
- Quick, simple to use – Just drop a test pad in the toilet after a bowel movement. See the results of the test in just 2 minutes. Repeat the test with the next two bowel movements.
- Easy-to-read results – Test area of pad will turn blue/green if blood is detected.
- Reliable and Accurate – FDA approved. Clinically proven. Used by hospitals and physicians worldwide.
- No diet restrictions – Not affected by rare meat or vitamin C.
- Saves time, money – Does not require lab processing.
Blood in the stool – which is usually hidden and unseen by the naked eye – is one of the early warning signs of colon cancer and other gastrointestinal disorders. Colon cancer is over 90% curable, if detected and treated in its early stages. Caught late, it is devastating.
EZ DetectTM tests for the unseen blood, which could indicate bowel problems needing immediate medical attention. If hidden blood is detected, a medical check-up is strongly recommended.
The EZ DetectTM Stool Blood Test is the most advanced home test available to detect hidden blood in the stool, one of the primary early warning signals of many health problems. EZ DetectTM is designed to detect blood in the stool that can be caused by bleeding ulcers, hemorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis, fissures or cancer of the colon. The user simply drops a test tissue into the toilet bowl, and if blood is present, a blue-green color will appear within two minutes. The test detects small quantities (2.0mg hemoglobin/100 ml water) of occult (hidden) blood in the stool.
Physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and even the American Cancer Society utilize the test. With EZ DetectTM patients can eat normally before and during the testing period. The simplicity and sanitary method of the test maximizes patient compliance.
- 5 test pads
- One positive control package
- One result card
- One instruction booklet
If Your Result is Positive for Detection of Blood in Stool
If the test is positive during a test, it is likely that you have blood in the stool above the level for a normal healthy individual. Even though there occasionally can be false positives with the test, do not dismiss the findings. Immediately contact your physician for follow-up and further screening. Strongly consider seeking an appointment with a gastroenterologist, (a specialist in digestive health matters). Blood may be present for a number of reasons other than colon cancer, however if detected early more than 90% of localized colon cancer cases survive longer than five years.
Facts About Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death – second only to lung cancer. Contrary to popular belief that colon cancer is “a man’s disease”, it is an equal opportunity killer – women are just as likely as men to develop colon cancer. American Cancer Society statistics indicate there are over 150,00 new cases of colon cancer in the United States each year. About 50,000 individuals die from this disease each year. The risk of colon cancer increases after the age of 50. Individuals with a family history of bowel problems are at a higher risk.
According to the National Cancer Institute, common signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
- A change in bowl habits
- Diarrhea, constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
- Blood in the stool
- Stools that are narrower than usual
- General abdominal discomfort (frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness, and/or cramps)
- Weight loss with no known reason
- Constant tiredness
Annual Testing Is Recommended
The American Cancer Society and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommend annual testing for colorectal disease for all persons over age 50. United States colorectal screening guidelines issued in 1997 said simply taking fecal blood tests every year after age 50 – with easy at-home test kits – could cut colorectal cancer deaths by a third.
Yet, less than one-third of Americans get properly tested for colorectal cancer, mostly because doctors do not push the exams and patients are often too embarrassed to talk about them, says a report to Congress.
If there is a family history of colorectal cancer or intestinal bleeding, the test should be performed more often or as a doctor may recommend.
Protecting Yourself from Colon Cancer
According to an American Cancer Society study published in a recent issue of Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there is a growing body of evidence which suggests that increased consumption of vegetables, fruits, and grains may reduce risk of colon cancer.
Suggestions for prevention:
- Eat high-fiber content foods, such as cereal, prunes and fresh vegetables.
- Avoid excessive fats in your diet.
- If over 50, test your stool for hidden blood once a year and more often if there is a family history of bowel problems or colorectal cancer.
- If the test shows that blood is present, see your doctor immediately.
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