Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD


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)…

Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)

Anoscopy, proctoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy tests allow your doctor to look at the inner lining of your anus, your rectum, and the lower part of the large intestine (colon). These tests are used to look for abnormal growths (such as tumors or polyps ), inflammation, bleeding, hemorrhoids, and other conditions (such as…

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)…