How to figure out if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy. Over the age of 40 xolonoscopy every 5 yers is a good idea becuase colon cancer can be detected early and cured. Idead is to pick up polypoid lesion that has not invaded into muscularis. Other than for that the diagnosis in an asymptomatic patient is diffieucult. A new test is being developed to measure shed antigen into the stool. This occurs in the earliest lesion where no markers in blood.

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How to figure out if I have internal hemerroids or colon cancer?

You cannot. And neither can we at Health Tap. You need to see a doctor and may need a scope. Cancer at your age is uncommon but possible. See a doc please. . Read more...

My dad (50 years old) has had changes in his stool shape. What are the chances of changes in stool shape being colon cancer?

Possible. The clinical indications of a tumor growing in the distal bowel or simoid/rectosigmoid region is the appearance of blood, or narrowing of stool. Since the terminal large bowel functions to completely remove water from the GI tract, the initial site being cecum/rt. colon, if a tumor is obstructing lumen, the stool becomes narrowed. One requires colonoscopy to confirm source of problem. Read more...

How can I tell if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy. Excellent screening , and or diagnostic test. No other cancer has superior screening test than colon cancer. Go and get one. Talk to doctor about proper time to do it. Read more...

How should I know if I have colon cancer?

Only way. To know for sure is by colonoscopy. If you are not in a high risk group and have no symptoms such as abdominal cramping, blood in stool, or anemia, your chances of colon cancer before age 50 is pretty low. Talk to your doctor about getting proper tests. Read more...

Is it possible for me to tell if I have colon cancer!?

No. At your young age, colon cancer is unlikely. There are little or no symptoms from colon cancer. Late colon cancer can cause bowel changes, bowel obstruction, slow blood loss anemia, etc. See your doctor for an examination to discuss your concerns. Read more...
If you have. Bleeding, or a family history, colonoscopy might be indicated. If you are just worried, a stool test can detect secret blood (guaiac), and that would be an indicator to get colonoscopy if positive. These stool tests are cheap and helpful, but endoscopy is expensive and not a casual test. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have colon cancer or some other health condition?

MD. This is such a common question and yet the answer is evident. You need to visit a doctor to get an exam and maybe some tests (BTW, at age 50 you should start screening colonoscopies). There is no way to help you online. Go see a doctor please and best to you. . Read more...

How do I know if I have colon cancer? Family history.

Get a colonoscopy. The most accurate diagnostic tool available to answer your question is a colonoscope. If you are at risk, have alarm signs or symptoms, or have reached an age appropriate for screening then call your gastroenterologist & book your exam. You can also identify colon cancer with a specific stool test. X-rays will identify mass lesions, but may miss flat lesions, & do not permit taking of a biopsy. Read more...