Colon and Rectal Cancer
Evaluation and Diagnosis
The most accurate method for diagnosing and evaluating these colonic processes is
a colonoscopy. This endoscopic procedure should also be performed in everyone over
the age of 50 in order to properly screen for colon cancer.
Occasionally, x-rays or radiologic scans using dye within the bowel are required
to make an accurate diagnosis prior to surgery.
The UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center offers the following services related
to colon and rectal cancer: