Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD


Colonoscopy

Describes colonoscopy, a screening test that examines the lining of the large intestine. Explains that the test is done to look for polyps in the colon or rectum and to check for colorectal cancer. Discusses preparing for the test and how it is done.

Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer

A stool test is one of many tests used to look for colorectal cancer. These tests may find cancer early, when treatment works better. Colorectal cancer affects the large intestine ( colon ) and the rectum. Stool tests include: Fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Fecal occult blood test (FOBT). Stool DNA (sDNA/Cologuard)…

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screening tests for colorectal (colon) cancer Screening tests for colorectal cancer look for signs of cancer before you have symptoms. Screening tests for colorectal cancer include: Stool tests that can be done at home. They include: FIT (fecal immunochemical test). This test checks for signs of blood in small samples…

Colonoscopy

Anatomy of the colon During a colonoscopy, the doctor will be able to look at the inside of your entire large intestine (your colon). This includes the cecum (which is attached to the small intestine and is the beginning of the large intestine), the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the…