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Why is fecal occult blood test important?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: If positive

Can be the earliest warning sign of an early cancer or polyps.
Early detection at this stage where this is the only symptom is usually associated with a 90-95% survival rate. Waiting until other symptoms develop results in a significant reduction in cure rates.

In brief: If positive

Can be the earliest warning sign of an early cancer or polyps.
Early detection at this stage where this is the only symptom is usually associated with a 90-95% survival rate. Waiting until other symptoms develop results in a significant reduction in cure rates.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Cancer

Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract.
It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon cancer.

In brief: Cancer

Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract.
It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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