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does bowel cancer show up on a urine test

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Duckett
30 years experience Radiology
No: Ultrasound is not a good way to look at the bowel/intestines. There is a lot of artifact from the gas within the bowel that makes things inside the b ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Talk to your doctor: You have bowel cancer and have been given an oral medication to help. Talk to your doctor and discuss what time it should take for the effect to be n ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Lall
Dr. Neil Lall answered
11 years experience Radiology
Sometimes: I'm not sure what a "ct tap" is. I assume it's a typo for "ct scan". A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis can sometimes show bowel cancer, but often ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Merlino
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Colon Cancer: CEA is blood test associated w/colon Ca. However, not a good screening test - significant false +, can be high with benign conditions & in early C ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes/No: Blood tests may show a problem; however blood tests cannot diagnose bowel (eg colon) cancer. Low hemoglobin (anemia) may indicate bowel blood loss, bu ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bear prints?: Freckles on the retina (congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium) were discovered to be a marker for gardner's, a variant of familial ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No value: The only value in removing polyps is the rare one that has genetic changes to become cancer. About 90% don't progress. Survival hasn't changed with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dylan Mezey
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely cancer: at the age of 30, colon cancer is extremely rare. The patient population in which cancer could be possible is typically those with a VERY strong famil ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Colin ca test: You state that you are 20 years young! Whoever suggested to you that you get a colonoscopy at your age? Unless you have an inherited polyposis syndrom ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Palafox
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Could be : Diverticular disease is seen in older patients ie over 60, but I have seen it in younger people. One of the theories on why people get diverticuli, or ... Read More
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