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CT and COLON CANCER
Jan 20, 2007
My son went for a CT scan yesterday for suspiscion of colon cancer and nothing showed up on scan. If it is colon cancer wouldn't it show up on the CT???Now they are sending him for a colonoscopy. Confused and scared
There is something called a virtual colonoscopy that approaches a normal colonoscopy in sensitivity to polyps. It is basically a ct scan with contrast. I think it would pick up most polyps on x-ray but then again it can't replace physically seeing inside the colon. What problems is he having? There can be other things going on and it not being colon cancer. Colon cancer symptoms can mimic a lot of other disorders like ulcerative colitis, chrons disease, and others.





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