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How does the doctor know that I have colon cancer?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

A biopsy is needed to be sure and start treatment, but other ways it may be suspected is a positive stool blood test, blood tests, and ct scan.

In brief: Biopsy

A biopsy is needed to be sure and start treatment, but other ways it may be suspected is a positive stool blood test, blood tests, and ct scan.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

Colon cancer is most frequently diagnosed following an endoscopic procedure such as a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy.
The cancer is biopsied at that time, leading to the diagnosis.

In brief: Biopsy

Colon cancer is most frequently diagnosed following an endoscopic procedure such as a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy.
The cancer is biopsied at that time, leading to the diagnosis.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Most common

Unfortunately, the most common cause of a mass in the colon or rectum, found on either physical examination, colonoscopy or another study such as ct, is cancer.
The only way to confirm the diagnosis is by obtaining a small sample of tissue (biopsy) and having a pathologist examine it under a microscope.

In brief: Most common

Unfortunately, the most common cause of a mass in the colon or rectum, found on either physical examination, colonoscopy or another study such as ct, is cancer.
The only way to confirm the diagnosis is by obtaining a small sample of tissue (biopsy) and having a pathologist examine it under a microscope.
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy with biopsy if a mass is seen.

In brief: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy with biopsy if a mass is seen.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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