Colonoscopia

Existen cuatro exámenes básicos para el cáncer de colon que son: el examen de heces para verificar la presencia de sangre, la sigmoidoscopia o inspección del colon inferior, la colonoscopia o inspección de todo el colon y el enema opaco de doble contraste. Todos estos cuatro procedimientos son efectivos para detectar el cáncer en las etapas iniciales, cuando el tratamiento produce los mayores beneficios.

Colonoscopia

Revision

Last reviewed 11/17/2012 by Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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