Colon Cancer: Tests
that forms in the of the (the longest part of the ).
Tests for Colon Cancer
Tests that examine the and are used to detect (find) and diagnose .
The following tests and procedures may be used:
Physical exam and history: An exam of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as lumps or anything else that seems unusual. A history of the patient’s health habits and past illnesses and will also be taken. Digital rectal exam: An exam of the . The doctor or nurse inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the to feel for lumps or anything else that seems unusual. Fecal occult : A test to check (solid waste) for that can only be seen with a microscope. Small samples of are placed on special cards and returned to the doctor or laboratory for testing…