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Colon cancer tests

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 19 years experience
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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.
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Dr. Peter Dahlberg
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
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
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
General Surgery 25 years experience
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Rodger Sleven
Gastroenterology 50 years experience
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
Family Medicine 21 years experience
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
Surgery 40 years experience
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
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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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Hopefully but:: There are many different types of policies that Anthem Blue Cross has and this depends on your individual policy. Call Anthem Blue Cross (the number s... Read More
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