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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A Colonoscopy: It would be a good idea to do a colonoscopy at the age 10 years younger than when your parent was diagnosed. If you parent was diagnosed over the age ... Read More
Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is the best screening test for colon cancer. You should start getting them when your age is 10 yrs less than the age when your parent got ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy and removal of polyps is the best way to avoid colon cancer. Usually first colonoscopy is recommended at age 50, however in a person with ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Typically: It depends on type of polyp found/ removed and why scoped. Consider full colonoscopy if there was one, there could be more. Typically a colonoscopy ... Read More
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Repeat: Colonoscopy every 5-10 years.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: I believe that at this time the colonoscopy is the gold standard when performed by an experienced physician and in the appropriate clinical situation.
Dr. Peter Dahlberg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If there are symptoms such as bleeding, then colonoscopy is the best test because there is a high chance of finding something like a polyp that could ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probably not: By all tests I assure that you are referring to blood samples as well as colonoscopy. If the blood tests are neg. they have no diagnostic value at t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes...get one done: The age depends on your family, history. Screening mammography, a complete family history may add genetic testing. A complete physical.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes : Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rodger Sleven
49 years experience Gastroenterology
There : There are actually two separate questions here. The first is whether there area alternative tests besides colonoscopy. There are other tests; but ea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
20 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is the best screening tool for colon cancer, it gives the option of diagnosing and sometimes treating( by removing the polyps).
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy: Colon cancer is diagnosed by a biopsy sample during colonoscopy. Pathology helps determined the stage after surgical removal of the cancer. Ranges fro ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Screening tool: Msi test has a few uses in colorectal cancer screening and surveillance. While only 15 percent of colorectal cancers are msi positive, as many as 90 p ... Read More
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