HEALTH ALERT! If you have any of the following, please call our office before coming in for your appointment: Fever AND cough; Fever OR cough and recent travel (domestic or international to any destination); Recent international travel to areas impacted by the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within the last 14 days; OR close contact with someone who has traveled outside the US or been exposed to the Coronavirus.

We are also limiting the numbers of caregivers that may attend visits at our Practice. Please click the More info link below to get detailed information on recent changes made to ensure the safety of our patients and employees. More Info

For any additional information, please be encouraged to refer to the CDC guidelines and the Virginia Department of Health for up to date information, and to answer further questions that you may have.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus

Disease & Drug Information

Colon & Rectal Diagnosis

If you have screening test results that suggest cancer or you have symptoms, your doctor must find out whether they are due to cancer or some other cause. Your doctor asks about your personal and family medical history and gives you a physical exam.

If your physical exam and test results do not suggest cancer, your doctor may decide that no further tests are needed and no treatment is necessary. However, your doctor may recommend a schedule for checkups.

If tests show an abnormal area (such as a polyp), a biopsy to check for cancer cells may be necessary. Often, the abnormal tissue can be removed during colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. A pathologist checks the tissue for cancer cells using a microscope.

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