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How to check for a stomach or colon cancer? Is the only sure way to get endoscopy?

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In brief: Yes.

The only sure way is to get endoscopy.
Other tests like ct or x-rays with contrast (barium enema, upper gi) can sometimes see a tumor, but even then the scope will be your next test to to a biopsy. A scope is the way to go.

In brief: Yes.

The only sure way is to get endoscopy.
Other tests like ct or x-rays with contrast (barium enema, upper gi) can sometimes see a tumor, but even then the scope will be your next test to to a biopsy. A scope is the way to go.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No but best

Gi barium study can check stomach.
Barium enema or ct colonography can check colon. Check out radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: No but best

Gi barium study can check stomach.
Barium enema or ct colonography can check colon. Check out radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Endoscopy+biopsy

Definitive diagnosis of either colon or stomach cancer usually requires endoscopy and biopsy, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist.

In brief: Endoscopy+biopsy

Definitive diagnosis of either colon or stomach cancer usually requires endoscopy and biopsy, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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