Colon Cancer tests
Colon Cancer

Tests could include:

  • During a colonoscopy, a camera is used to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. Abnormal tissue can also be removed.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that's done to examine the inside of your colon. It can help your doctor diagnose ulcers and cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A barium enema is a test that allows your doctor to look at your intestinal tract. It's used to diagnose conditions like Crohn's disease and IBS.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A virtual colonoscopy is used to identify signs of colorectal cancer. It also is used to locate polyps and growths of tissue in the colon and rectum, which may be precancerous. The procedure, also called computed tomographic (CT) colonography, use...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn why your doctor may recommend a digital rectal exam and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
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