How to detect colon cancer.
Colon cancer can be detected through different tests, however, if you have any type of symptoms that this type of cancer causes, you will need tests to make sure you have this disease and determine the degree of involvement.
Some of the tests listed below are those used to diagnose rectal colorectal cancer:
The doctor can be guided by your medical history and by physical examination.
Colonoscopy, this test involves placing a thin, flexible, lighted tube into the colon through the rectum.
It can be detected by means of a biopsy when extracting a sample and sending it to the laboratory and thus to determine if cancer exists.
A CT scan using x-rays.