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How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Endoscopy & biopsy: The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is diagnosed quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious. Basically, all can be diagnosed by inserting a flexible camera (endoscope) and taking tissue samples (biopsies). Under the microscope, cancer can be diagnosed.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
If you mean: Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected. Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy.

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What is intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
SB, colon, rectum: Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer can include anything from the mouth to the anus, but "intestinal" can be characterized as including the small bowel (sb), colon (large bowel), and rectum.

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