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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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Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trials

Before doctors can prescribe new medications and treatments, they must be shown to be safe and effective. Colorectal cancerclinical trials allow test the effects of new medications on volunteers with colorectal cancer. The researchers follow a strict protocol and use carefully controlled conditions to evaluate the drugs being developed. The evaluation focuses on how well the drug treats colorectal cancer. Researchers also determine its safety and any possible side effects. Some patients with colorectal...

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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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