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Can an abdominal ct scan find colon cancer?

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Dr. Stephen Archer
Bariatrics 30 years experience
Sometimes: Colonoscopy is the best test. Ct can sometimes find larger cancers. A special ct called ct colonography is better than regular ct for finding cancers but is is not a widely used test. Colonoscopy is your best bet.
Dr. Allyson Ocean
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Check out website : Sometimes a ct scan can pick it up but a colonoscopy is the best initial test. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Would colon cancer show up in a abdominal CT scan ?

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Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Ct not sensitive: Ct scan is a useful tool for pre operative evaluation and postoperative surveillance, however most colon cances would not be detectable by standard cat scan unless they were very large, or had obvious spread to the liver. A colonoscopy is the most sensitive screening test. Ct colonoscopy can be almost as sensitive as colonoscopy, but is a specialized test and requires the same prep as a colonoscop.

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