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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
'scope, X-ray, etc.: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Colonoscopy: Until now, colonoscopy is the screening test for colon cancer perhaps , in the future we may be able find other test-special gene/dna analysis from st ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct c ... Read More
Dr. Donald Kim
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several options: Colonoscopy is probably the most common option which evaluates the whole colon and will treat any polyps identified. Other acceptable options: flexibl ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Three or more: Fecal occult blood testing is meant to detect polyps and cancer. Signoidoscopy, or better yet colonoscopy is better. Colonoscopy being the gold standa ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is the test of choice as it is diagnostic and therapeutic. Other diagnostic tests include ct colonography, stool test, barium studies.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Scopes and Xrays.: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard test: it can see and remove polyps. Growths and irregularities of the colon and rectum can be seen with xray exa ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
At least three: Fecal occult blood testing is meant to detect polyps and cancer. Signoidoscopy, or better yet colonoscopy is better. Colonoscopy being the gold stand ... Read More
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.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Many options: The gold standard is colonoscopy, which is performed under sedation. Other alternatives include barium enema, ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy") ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopies are the mainstay for colon cancer screening. These should start at 50 for average risk people. The subsequent exams are 10 years apart w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: A biopsy specimen from usually a colonoscopy is usually examined by pathlogists to diagnose colon cancer.
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Is not: There is a capsule camera you swallow to examine the small intestine not for screening. The standard for colin screening is still colonoscopy. Ct colo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: If you have a strong family history of colon cancer in several 1st degree relatives, you may be a candidate for genetic testing, however if the test i ... Read More
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