Rectal Cancer Diagnosis

At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we know you want answers. We are committed to getting your diagnosis as quickly as possible.

An accurate diagnosis allows us to determine the most effective treatment for you. Most of our diagnostic tests for rectal cancer can be often be completed within one visit for your convenience and peace of mind.

Expert rectal cancer diagnosis at AHN

Our compassionate, knowledgeable team at the Cancer Institute uses sophisticated technology to diagnose rectal cancer and determine its stage (how severe it is). Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Prompt services: We make diagnosis as easy as possible for you. You can get numerous tests done on the same day. We get you an accurate diagnosis quickly so you can start treatment as soon as possible.
  • Advanced technology: We use a variety of high-quality imaging and diagnostic resources to screen for rectal cancer, so we can locate the cancer with pinpoint precision.
  • Knowledgeable support: Our Navigation Team will walk you through the entire process, answering any questions and addressing your concerns. We also offer robust support services to treat the whole person.

Diagnostic procedures for rectal cancer

To get an accurate diagnosis, one of our rectal specialists conducts a physical exam and discusses your symptoms with you. We will perform diagnostic tests as needed, including:

  • Transanal ultrasound: We insert a small probe i