Cancer in the Colon

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Colon cancer visible with a colonoscope

Photo credit: Jacqueline Littée, RN. All rights reserved.

Signs of cancer may be found in the colon during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

Current as of: May 4, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD - Gastroenterology




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