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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
  • Virtual colonoscopy uses a CT scan or MRI to take images of your large intestine from outside your body. Read more on these procedures.
    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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