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Anemia as a Sign of Colon Cancer

Iron deficiency anemia is common in some people but less so in others. Under certain conditions, it can even be an early warning sign of colon cancer. Colon cancer can be a cause of anemia, typically indicated by a lower than normal red blood cell...

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Colon Cancer Diagnosis

If screening or symptoms point to colon cancer, learn what common tests your doctor may use to help make a diagnosis, including colonoscopy and a biopsy.

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What You Should Know About False Positive Test Results

A false positive test result tells you a disease or condition is present, when in fact, it isn't. Learn about why this happens and when to suspect it. False positive refers to a test result that tells you a disease or condition is present, when...

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Stool Test Options

A stool test can be performed at home or in a doctor's office. Types of stool tests include fecal occult blood tests and stool DNA tests. A stool test is used to detect the presence of blood or other gastrointestinal abnormalities, such as colon...

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What Is a Barium Enema?

A barium enema (lower GI series) involves the introduction of a solution into the rectum to obtain high contrast X-rays of the colon. Learn what to expect. A barium enema, also known as lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, is a procedure in which a...

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PET Scans for Staging Colorectal Cancer

PET scans are frequently used to diagnose organ-specific diseases, such as problems in the heart or brain, and to find cancer at the cellular level. Using PET scans for colon cancer detection is very common. It is one of the tests that doctors use...

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The Factors That Influence Rectal Cancer Survival

Learn about the survival rates for rectal cancer. Find out how stage, gender, geography, and other factors affect prognosis. What factors influence survival rates for rectal cancer, and what is the current life expectancy based on these statistics?...

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Anemia as a Sign of Colon Cancer

Iron deficiency anemia is common in some people but less so in others. Under certain conditions, it can even be an early warning sign of colon cancer. Colon cancer can be a cause of anemia, typically indicated by a lower than normal red blood cell...

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How to Know When Bowel Prep Is Complete

During your bowel prep before a colonoscopy, you might be wondering if the bowel movements will ever end. Learn to tell when your prep is complete. Bowel prep is something you must do to clean out your colon before getting a colonoscopy. A...

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Young People and Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Although less common, colon cancer can strike in your 20s, 30s, and even 40s. Take charge and advocate for yourself if you have symptoms. There are many things associated with growing older—just look at wrinkles and sunspots. Sometimes cancer is...

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Colon Cancer Screening for the Uninsured

Around 28.5 million Americans are uninsured, many of whom assume they can't afford colon cancer screening. Financial assistance is available. Colorectal cancers are highly preventable and, when caught early, are among the most curable types of...

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