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Can colon cancer be diagnosed only with CT scan showing lesion in right colon in elderly patient with anaemia, weightloss but no other symptoms?

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Dr. Brian Dooreck
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: CT

A ct colography (virtual colonoscopy) is an option if the ct is negative, but standard optical colonoscopy is the gold standard.
There are limitations to both. See your gastroenterologist. Every test decision is individualized. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com.

In brief: CT

A ct colography (virtual colonoscopy) is an option if the ct is negative, but standard optical colonoscopy is the gold standard.
There are limitations to both. See your gastroenterologist. Every test decision is individualized. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com.
Dr. Brian Dooreck
Dr. Brian Dooreck
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No 100% accuracy...

Colon cancer manifesting quiet anemia & weight loss signals reaching its advanced stage which almost always has a sizable tumor inside or outside colon which should be detectable with CT, but before its care, tissue diagnosis should be taken, if possible & usually, with colonoscopy & biopsy.
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In brief: No 100% accuracy...

Colon cancer manifesting quiet anemia & weight loss signals reaching its advanced stage which almost always has a sizable tumor inside or outside colon which should be detectable with CT, but before its care, tissue diagnosis should be taken, if possible & usually, with colonoscopy & biopsy.
To know more on reality of life & diseases, go to the Facts of Life-1,2,&3 in www.ForMeFirst.com.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Suspected

Ct can certainly show a mass in the colon and provide other information (such as findings worrisome for tumor spread) that make a radiologist suspicious of cancer.
However, colonoscopy and biopsy is required to show conclusively whether the mass is cancer.

In brief: Suspected

Ct can certainly show a mass in the colon and provide other information (such as findings worrisome for tumor spread) that make a radiologist suspicious of cancer.
However, colonoscopy and biopsy is required to show conclusively whether the mass is cancer.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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