Test for colon cancer without colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is usually a very effective procedure, especially when it’s performed in the initial stages of colorectal cancer. However, many people are deterred from taking it by the rigorous preparation, the invasiveness of the procedure or the cost that isn’t always covered by insurance.
These options can be stool-based, in which you take some samples to be evaluated, or done with X-rays. Requirements, frequency and price vary according to the test, but they all are less invasive than colonoscopy and have no downtime associated.
Visual tests examine the colon by taking images via X-rays. These are double-contrast barium enema, in which barium and air are pumped into the colon, and CT colonoscopy, where air is pumped into the colon for the tomography.
If you happen to test positive for any of these tests, your doctor will recommend then getting a colonoscopy to either confirm the diagnosis or to remove any polyps detected in an X-ray scan.
Contact the Institute of Health & Wellness for more information on a test for colon cancer in Sebastian. Request an appointment by phone at 772-539-9556
Test of colon cancer in Sebastian