Early Detection of Colon Cancer
Colon cancer can be detected early through a guaiac-based fecal occult blood test. Just by sending a small sample of feces to the laboratory the experts can analyze if there are traces of blood, a symptom that can alert the presence of a possible cancer. This exam can be done in any of the sites of the Metropolitano Hospital.
There is also the colonoscopy test, a test where the doctor uses a long, thin, flexible tube with a light to look for polyps or cancer in the rectum or throughout the colon. During the exam, the doctor can find and remove most of the polyps and some cancers. Colonoscopy is also used as a follow-up test if something unusual was detected in another test. The Metropolitano Hospital offers the colonoscopy exam at its Lindora branch.
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