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What happens after a biopsy confirms colorectal cancer?

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If a biopsy confirms that you have colorectal cancer, imaging tests using chest X-rays and CT scans of your belly, pelvis, and possibly chest are done to find out if the cancer has spread to other areas. Blood tests will also be done to find out how well your liver and kidneys are working and measure the level of a substance called carcinoembryonic antigen.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ”  Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

FDA: "FDA approves new treatment for advanced colorectal cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ”  Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

FDA: "FDA approves new treatment for advanced colorectal cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 09, 2018

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