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Results of fecal occult blood test came back positive on 1 of 3 test strips doctor has referred me to get colonoscopy and EGD. Am worried about cancer?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: FOBT.

While cancer is of course on the list of possibilities, a positive fecal occult blood test in no way diagnoses someone with cancer. There are many other benign possibilities.
But investigations are necessary as treatment may be necessary for even a benign finding.

In brief: FOBT.

While cancer is of course on the list of possibilities, a positive fecal occult blood test in no way diagnoses someone with cancer. There are many other benign possibilities.
But investigations are necessary as treatment may be necessary for even a benign finding.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Very unlikely

You have bleeding in your intestine and a colonoscopy is a reasonable investigation to identify the source of bleeding.
However, the risk of colon cancer at your age is very unlikely.

In brief: Very unlikely

You have bleeding in your intestine and a colonoscopy is a reasonable investigation to identify the source of bleeding.
However, the risk of colon cancer at your age is very unlikely.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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