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What are available screening tests for colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 'scopes, X-rays, etc

A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca.
They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening.

In brief: 'scopes, X-rays, etc

A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca.
They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Wesley Marquart
The KEY is to get screened when recommended.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Screening tests for colorectal cancer range from testing the stool for blood, barium enema, or ct colonography.
However, the gold standard test is colonoscopy which should be done in everyone at age 50 or earlier if there are symptoms or a strong family history.

In brief: Several

Screening tests for colorectal cancer range from testing the stool for blood, barium enema, or ct colonography.
However, the gold standard test is colonoscopy which should be done in everyone at age 50 or earlier if there are symptoms or a strong family history.
Dr. Keith Monson
Dr. Keith Monson
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