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Is any one of the colon cancer screening tests better than the others?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

I believe that at this time the colonoscopy is the gold standard when performed by an experienced physician and in the appropriate clinical situation.

In brief: Yes

I believe that at this time the colonoscopy is the gold standard when performed by an experienced physician and in the appropriate clinical situation.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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In brief: Depends

If there are symptoms such as bleeding, then colonoscopy is the best test because there is a high chance of finding something like a polyp that could be removed through the scope.
As a screening test the other methods all have their benefits and a few drawbacks, but reasonable choices can be made on the basis of things like patient preference, previous test results, or family history.

In brief: Depends

If there are symptoms such as bleeding, then colonoscopy is the best test because there is a high chance of finding something like a polyp that could be removed through the scope.
As a screening test the other methods all have their benefits and a few drawbacks, but reasonable choices can be made on the basis of things like patient preference, previous test results, or family history.
Dr. Peter Dahlberg
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