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what kind of screening tests look for colon cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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 colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019

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