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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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Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

 

In its early stage, colorectal cancer usually produces no symptoms. The most likely warning signs include:

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