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A 31-year-old female asked:

If colon cancer was causing pain ruq wouldn't it be big enough to show on ct of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative

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Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 40 years experience
Not likely colon Ca: Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool. RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. to advise work up. Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old.

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