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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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Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

Getting regular checkups and colon cancer screening is the best way to prevent colorectal cancer. Finding and removing colon polyps helps prevent colon cancer. In addition, colon cancer screening helps find cancer early, making a cure more likely.

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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.

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Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on February 20, 2010
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