Understanding Your Diagnosis
Digestive Diagnostic Procedures
Detailed information on the most common procedures used to diagnosis digestive disorders
How Your Health Care Provider 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.
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
A sigmoidoscopy is a diagnostic test to check the lower part of your colon or large intestine (the sigmoid colon). This part of your colon is close to your rectum and anus.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your health care provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.
A barium enema is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at your lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your lower GI tract includes the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
I’ve Just Been Told I Have Colorectal Cancer
Understanding Your Type of Colorectal Cancer
Understanding Your Stage of Colorectal Cancer
What Are the 5-Year Survival Rates for People With Colorectal Cancer?
Tests That Help Evaluate Colorectal Cancer