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How are GI cancers diagnosed?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: Endoscopy

Most cancers of the GI tract arise from the inner lining and can be seen and biopsied by upper endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, duodenum) or colonoscopy (colon and rectum).
Small intestine cancers are more difficult to identify, typically found on ct scanning; if there is a high degree of suspicion, a pill-camera can be used to search for these elusive tumors; thankfully, they are rare.

In brief: Endoscopy

Most cancers of the GI tract arise from the inner lining and can be seen and biopsied by upper endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, duodenum) or colonoscopy (colon and rectum).
Small intestine cancers are more difficult to identify, typically found on ct scanning; if there is a high degree of suspicion, a pill-camera can be used to search for these elusive tumors; thankfully, they are rare.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptoms, signs

History, physicala, blood work, imaging and endoscopy.

In brief: Symptoms, signs

History, physicala, blood work, imaging and endoscopy.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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