Test for colon cancer without colonoscopy
Still, around one third of adults in the appropriate age to get a colonoscopy don’t receive it. Some of the causes for not getting a colonoscopy are:
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 choose a visual or X-ray test, you’ll have to prepare just like you would for a colonoscopy. In the hospital, they will insert a small tube in your colon to pump in air (for CT colonoscopy) or barium and air (for barium enema). If the test detects a polyp, you need to get a colonoscopy to remove it.
Contact the Institute of Health & Wellness for more information on a test for colon cancer in West Palm Beach. Request an appointment by phone at 772-539-9556
Test of colon cancer in West Palm Beach