Diagnosing

Information about tests, scans, symptoms and possible causes of colon cancer.

  • How colon cancer is diagnosed

    You might notice changes in your body. There are lots of possible causes for different symptoms, so it’s important to know what to look out for. If your doctor wants to find out more they might organise different tests or scans.

  • Causes and risk factors

    We don't know exactly what causes colon cancer. But there are things that can increase your risk. Find out what these might be and the possible changes you could make to reduce your risk.

Colon cancer

Thom on diagnosis

'You're waving your little flag saying, "I need some help here". And then Macmillan comes.'