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How is stage IV colon cancer diagnosed?

Your doctor may use blood tests for more information, but blood tests alone cannot diagnose stage IV 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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Is stage IV colon cancer serious?
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Stage IV colon cancer is very serious. Stage IV colon cancer, however, is treatable. Surgery can oft...
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Are there alternative treatments for stage IV colon cancer?
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Stage IV colon cancer cannot be treated through alternative treatments. However, they can help treat...
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