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    Colorectal Cancer Overview

    Colon cancer and cancer of the rectum can begin as a small polyp, detectable through regular cancer screening, such as colonoscopy. Colon cancer symptoms include a change in bowel habits or bleeding, but often there are no symptoms. With early detection, surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy can be effective treatment.

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    What Are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

    In its early stage, colorectal cancer usually doesn’t have symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with the tests your doctor recommends to see if you have it, when it’s easiest to treat.

    If you do have symptoms, the most likely ones include:

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