A 45-year-old member asked:
Can a ct scan see stage 2 colon cancer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Maluccioanswered
29 years experience
Depends: Stage ii colon cancer is early stage, limited to the lining of the colon. If your question refers to the use of sophisticated ct imaging (virtual colonoscopy). The answer is yes as it has been used to pick up polyps. In colon cancer patients, ct is used to look at whether there is measureable disease outside the colon in the lymph nodes and/or liver.
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Panama City, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:
Can colon cancer be detected on a CT scan?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enrique Molinaanswered
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: however usually advanced colon cancers are the ones that can be picked up. Virtual CT colonography is an improved image, however the best way to definitely diagnose colon cancer is with a regular colonoscopy. let me know if you have further questions
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015
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