How is Colon Cancer detected?
Colonoscopy : An endoscope is inserted into the rectum and advanced through the colon, through this the doctor can examine the entire colon.
Diagnosis is confirmed with a colon biopsy
Colon function tests.
Stage of disease is confirmed by pathologists and imaging tests, such as computerized tomography (CT or CAT) scans.
Endoscopic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be used to stage rectal cancer.
Sigmoidoscopy: In this an endoscope is interested in the rectum and moved through the left side of the colon. It cannot be used to view the middle and right sides of the colon.
Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) along with Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia and CT , MRI or PET scans of the abdomen, pelvic area.Post a Query
Medical Oncology : diagnoses the treatment of all hematological malignancies( liquid tumor) as well as treating a spectrum of solid tumors with chemotherapy.
Radiation Therapy : Radiation Oncology involves treating cancer using radiation in the form of high energy rays or particles . Radiation therapy is an effective way to treat many cancers either as the sole treatment or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy .
Brachytherapy : This involves precise placement of radiation sources directly at the source of the cancerous tumor , and it affects only the localized area around the radiation source.. This is mainly used for cancers of the prostate ,breast, head and neck,uterus, thyroid ,cervix in combination of external radiation therapy. Request a Call Back
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