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I have no symptoms, but the Bowel cancer screening test has

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i have no symptoms, but the Bowel cancer screening test has located a small amount of blood in my poo. if it is bowel cancer what are the chances that it is in its earliest stage.
i am due a colostomy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

sounds like you are worried about getting a colonoscopy.

I am a cancer doctor.

many bowel cancers are caught in early stages in patients who get screening colonoscopy.

many of them are caught in the polyp form when polyps are removed in the colon.

blood in your stool can also come from hemorrhoid bleeding as well.

that is good you are getting a colonoscopy in the UK. not many patients get this through the NHS.