Diagnosis

author/s: Dra. Dolores Maluenda Colomer

What to do?

The first thing to do is to go to a specialist. The specialist will choose and decide what tests to run.

What can one do to watch for and prevent cancer of the large intestine?

There are two ways:

    1. Test for identifying blood in faeces. This test should be done every year and on three consecutive days each year and should be complemented by a sigmoidoscopy every 3 to 5 years.

    2. Full colonoscopy every 10 years, or more often depending on the clinical findings.

What tests are there to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of colorectal cancer?

· Conventional colonoscopy (veure animació a l'esquerra)
· Virtual colonoscopy