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Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Exams and Tests

Tests to help your doctor see if colorectal cancer has spread or come back include:

If metastatic cancer is found, you may also have genetic tests before your doctor recommends a treatment plan. These tests look for gene changes (mutations) that can occur with colorectal cancer. They can show which chemotherapy medicines will help.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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