A 59-year-old female asked:
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do i have to go for a colonoscopy or can a stool or blood test check for colon cancer?

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Age differs: You MUST go for colonoscopy.
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
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