A 36-year-old member asked:
which colon cancer screening test is used?
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 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"), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and/or checking for blood in bowel movements (hemoccult test). I recommend colonoscopy for all my patients at age 50 (or earlier, if they have a family history).
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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