If my primary care physician suspects colon cancer, what are the next steps?

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IndranKrishnanMD (Physician - Gastroenterology (Verified) ) - 04 / 29 / 2012

If your PCP suspects colon cancer, the next step is to see a Gastroenterologist who will schedule a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. Once this is done, surgery is likely the next step. Subsequent chemotherapy & radiation will depend on the extent of spread of cancer, age & the medical condition of the patient.
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