Understanding Your Diagnosis

  1. Barium Enema

    A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.

  2. Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  3. Colonoscopy

    Detailed information on colonoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and illustrations of colonoscopy and biopsy through colonoscopy

  4. Digestive Diagnostic Procedures

    Detailed information on the most common procedures used to diagnosis digestive disorders

  5. How Your Doctor Uses Biopsies to Make a Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

    If a biopsy shows cancer is present, further tests will most likely be recommended to check if the tumor has spread. These tests include a CT scan of the abdomen and liver MRI scans, or ultrasound, to check if the tumor has spread. Certain blood tests may also be conducted.

  6. I’ve Just Been Told I Have Colorectal Cancer
  7. Sigmoidoscopy

    Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system

  8. Tests That Help Evaluate Colorectal Cancer
  9. Understanding Your Stage of Colorectal Cancer
  10. Understanding Your Type of Colorectal Cancer
  11. What Are the 5-Year Survival Rates for People With Colorectal Cancer?

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