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How is stage 0 colon cancer diagnosed?

Your doctor may use blood tests for more information, but blood tests alone cannot diagnose stage 0 colon cancer. Your doctor will most likely give you a colonoscopy, in which they use a tiny camera on the end of a tube to look at your colon. They may also use barium dye and x-rays, or computerized tomography (CT) scans to view your colon virtually.

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