Have had stomach, digestive problems over the last 2 years. 33yo Male, no smoke/drugs. Had a CT with dye injected. Showed inflamed colon, doc says possibly colitis or crohn's. Would ct show cancer? I have a colonoscopy and upper GI scope scheduled in 1 month, I was just wondering if I could rule out cancer.
Hi. An abdominal CT scan can show discrete masses in the colon/ stomach, as well as any enlarged nodes. However, if the cancer is of the infiltrating variety, this may merely show up on the scan as a thickening of the gut wall. Endoscopy, and possibly an endoscopic ultrasound is better at detecting cancers in the stomach or large bowel.
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