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does a mri show colon cancer

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not best test.: While abdominal MRI can show signal changes as a result of colon cancer, if the tumor / polyp is small, or in a fold, then there's a high probability ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not well studied: MRI that will show the colon & pancreas. Use to screen for colon cancer (ruling out colon cancer in patients w no symptoms) hasn't been studied. M ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, M.D.
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Colon cancer: Virtual MRI or CT scan of the colon can detect polyp or mass but it can not diagnose cancer until a colonoscopy with biopsy is done.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Family history: Unless you have family history colon cancer occurring at a very young age, you are unlike to have colon cancer. Increase you intake of fiber and water ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unrelated : Metastasis from colon cancer would have shown up on the MRI. I would ask your doctor if you have muscular neck pain that is also felt in the muscles o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No,: the MRI is not sufficient to adequately evaluate the colon. You still need to go for your colonoscopy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES: Good question! Many doctors do not appreciate the very real risks from the high doses of radiation used in CT scans so I advise doing CT scans only wh ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Follow up: Sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms at 23. First of all you need to follow up with the specialist who ordered this exam. We don't just look ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Some times colon cancer can cause anemia and abnormal liver functions but not sensitive and specific enough. Cea is used to moniter patients with a hi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Staging of wall involved, lymph nodes involved distant metastases involved. Location, stage, response to surgery and therapy can do a good job and ... Read More
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