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Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers Screening

KEY POINTS Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. There is no standard or routine screening test for bladder cancer. Two tests may be used to screen for bladder cancer in patients who have had bladder cancer in the past: Cystoscopy Urine cytology Hematuria tests may also be used to screen for…

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Colon Cancer

Colon, or colorectal cancer, is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). Other types of cancer can affect the colon. These include lymphoma, carcinoid tumors, melanoma, and sarcomas. These are rare. In this article, colon cancer refers to colon carcinoma only. Causes In the United States, colorectal…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

KEY POINTS Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Studies show that some screening tests for colorectal cancer help find cancer at an early stage and may decrease the number of deaths from the disease. Five types of tests are used to screen for colorectal cancer: Fecal occult blood test Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy…

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