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Which colon cancer screening test is used?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
11 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
The gold standard is colonoscopy, which is performed under sedation.
Other alternatives include barium enema, ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy"), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and/or checking for blood in bowel movements (hemoccult test). I recommend colonoscopy for all my patients at age 50 (or earlier, if they have a family history).

In brief: Many options
The gold standard is colonoscopy, which is performed under sedation.
Other alternatives include barium enema, ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy"), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and/or checking for blood in bowel movements (hemoccult test). I recommend colonoscopy for all my patients at age 50 (or earlier, if they have a family history).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several
Occult blood in stool and colonoscopy most commonly.

In brief: Several
Occult blood in stool and colonoscopy most commonly.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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