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How is intestinal cancer diagnosed?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: If you mean

Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected.
Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy.

In brief: If you mean

Colon cancer, colonoscopy, ct scans are part of the diagnostic workup if colon cancer is suspected.
Intestinal cancer, if you are talking of small bowel cancer would be with small bowel xrays or pill endoscopy.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Endoscopy & biopsy

The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is diagnosed quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious.
Basically, all can be diagnosed by inserting a flexible camera (endoscope) and taking tissue samples (biopsies). Under the microscope, cancer can be diagnosed.

In brief: Endoscopy & biopsy

The intestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, and rectum. Cancer in each part is diagnosed quite differently, so please try to specify a bit more if you are still curious.
Basically, all can be diagnosed by inserting a flexible camera (endoscope) and taking tissue samples (biopsies). Under the microscope, cancer can be diagnosed.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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