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Can diverticulosis (not itis) be mistaken for colon cancer on CT scan? PCP says no. No referal for other tests.

No, not really. Cancer will typically produce a growth which has obvious size and dimensions. Diverticulosis does not produce a mass or lump unless it is inflamed and infected in which case it would be called(as you said) diverticulitis. Read more...
Possible but rare. Yes diverticulosis is benign , has distinct appearance from CA on CT for a trained radiologist will read as accurate as reading finger prints , some times in between diverticula the wall may be thickened , may have mucosal overgrowth will mimic a early cancer , then colonoscopy indicated , at 39 cancer is not common but age is not exception for CA , ask again for referral . Read more...

Narrow stools, 4 CT over three years, sigmoidoscopy normal, diverticulosis seen on CT scan. Chance of colon cancer?? Currently pregnant

Narrow stools. Narrow stools are not necessarily a sign of colon cancer and nay be seen with scarring of the colon from prior episodes of diverticulitis. A negative sigmoidoscopy is reassuring in making cancer unlikely but a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Read more...

Could three CT scans over one year all really miss symptomatic colon cancer (narrow stools, blood). Problems for past 2 years, doc says no way it wou?

Yes. Colonoscopy is not the ideal way to evaluate for colon cancer. The most accurate test is a colonoscopy. Contact a gastroenterologist to set this up. Read more...
Absolutely. Ct scan is by no means designed for detecting colon cancer. When it does, it is most often in the advanced stages since it is large enough to have either formed metastatic diseases (e.g. In the liver) or distorted the anatomy of the colon enough to become evident. The most sensitive test for colon cancer is colonoscopy. Ct is not a good test for screening for colon cancer. Read more...