Colonoscopia

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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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/08/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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