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Can you have symptomatic colon cancer for five years without showing on ct scans (oral no iv contrast)? Have had five ct in past 5 years

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Colon CA CT on show?

41 F Asks: Can you have symptomatic colon cancer for five years without showing on ct scans (oral no iv contrast)? Have had five ct in past 5 years.
ANS: CT not so good for colon cancer detection. What are symptoms for 5 years? This would be unusual as colon CA usually does not cause symptoms other than bleeding or obstruction. Unless it is also in liver now. That should show up on CT eventually.

In brief: Colon CA CT on show?

41 F Asks: Can you have symptomatic colon cancer for five years without showing on ct scans (oral no iv contrast)? Have had five ct in past 5 years.
ANS: CT not so good for colon cancer detection. What are symptoms for 5 years? This would be unusual as colon CA usually does not cause symptoms other than bleeding or obstruction. Unless it is also in liver now. That should show up on CT eventually.
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