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What types of tests screen for colon cancer

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for colorectal ca screening. Flexible sigmoidoscopy plus a barium enema are a less expensive alternative. Rece ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: There is only one test that has been shown to improve survival and that is checking the stool for blood. One should have a colonoscopy at age 50. S ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Colonoscopy: Colooguard is still too new
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Annual visits: Colon cancer survivors should have regular visits as dictated by their doctors. Initially a colonoscopy should be performed at 1 year and then at leas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Screening for colon ca starts at age 50. If there is positive family history in first degree relatives - parents and siblings, then screening starts ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: If your gm is the only family member with colon cancer, then you should begin screening at age 50 and then every 10 years if normal. If 1 or 2 adenoma ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If neither of your parents had colon caancer or polyps, you are probably not at increased risk based on grandfathers history and can wait til age 50. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Perhaps: Please check with your local public health authority.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
With that history: Should probably start in your 30's
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