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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can a ct scan see stage 2 colon cancer?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 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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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can colon cancer be detected on a CT scan?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 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
Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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