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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Find out how a sigmoidoscopy is used to look for early signs of colon cancer and learn what happens during the procedure.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

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General Information About Rectal Cancer

Incidence and Mortality Estimated new cases and deaths from rectal cancer in the United States in 2013:[1] New cases: 40,340 (rectal cancer only). Deaths: 50,830 (colon and rectal cancers combined). It is difficult to separate epidemiological considerations of rectal cancer from those of coloncancer because epidemiological studies often consider colon and rectal cancer (i.e., colorectal cancer) together. Epidemiology Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the third most common...

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Barium Enema Screening for Colon Cancer

A barium enema is often used along with a sigmoidoscopy to screen for colon cancer. Learn about the procedure and what to expect during and after the test.

Barium Enema Screening for Colon Cancer

Proctoscopy for Rectal Cancer

With a proctoscopy, your doctor can monitor the growth of rectal polyps or check for a return of rectal cancer in people who have already had surgery to treat their cancer.

Proctoscopy for Rectal Cancer

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on February 20, 2010
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