A 30-year-old member asked:
What kind of test detects ulcers, polyps and colon cancer?
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Intestinal scoping: A gastroscope can easily define and allow for bx of stomach ulcer. In colon, a colonoscope detects polyps and or carcinoma allowing for bx. It appears that colon cancer arises mostly from viral or carcinogen in bowel producing a field effect. If one focus mutates faster into colon Ca it suppresses all other cells which must be detected by IHC or lesion will recur after primary is resected.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2021
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