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Diagnosis of Colon cancer

The doctors at American oncology institute may do a complete physical exam as well as personal and family medical histories followed by colonoscopy or a barium enema x-ray to confirm diagnosis.

Colonoscopy is a procedure where a long flexible tube with camera on one end is inserted to inspect the inside of the colon, if some abnormal tissues are found they are removed and sent to pathologist for biopsy to detect any cancer.

Barium Enema is a procedure in which liquid solution containing barium element is injected into colon through rectum followed by an x-ray of the colon and rectum is taken to detect tumors and polyps.