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how can we find colon cancer through stool test?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Colon cancer: Good wikipedia question. Look for blood when you poo. Test poo for blood and can test for cancer cells in stool with DNA testing.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

How can we find colon cancer through stool test?? What are the symptoms of colon cancer??

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Here are few thought: Colon Cancer is often a silent disease in its early stages. That is why a colonoscopy examination is advised at the age of 50 years. Some people will present with rectal bleeding(Blood in the stools). Abdominal pain and anemia related symptoms(fatigue) can also be a signal of colon cancer. Stool tests(2 of them) are also available through your PCP.

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