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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer - Medications

    Information on medications for colorectal cancer.

  2. Colorectal Cancer - Symptoms

    Colorectal cancer in its early stages usually doesn't cause any symptoms. Symptoms occur later, when the cancer may be more difficult to treat. The most common symptoms include: Pain in the belly. Blood in your stool or very dark stools. A change in your

  3. Colorectal Cancer - Exams and Tests

    Read about medical tests related to colorectal cancer.

  4. Colorectal Cancer - Prevention

    Learn about screening tests that can help prevent colorectal cancer.

  5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - When To Call a Doctor

    Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. Sometimes it is discovered before symptoms appear, either on a chest X-ray or as part of lab tests.

  6. Colorectal Cancer - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

  7. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Increases Your Risk

    Even after successful treatment, colorectal cancer comes back (recurs) about half the time. However, this depends on the stage of the cancer before treatment.

  8. Colorectal Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as a change in bowel habits, bleeding from your rectum, including bright red or dark blood in your stools, or constant or frequent diarrhea or constipation.

  9. Colorectal Cancer - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy uses X-rays to destroy colorectal cancer cells and shrink tumors. It is often used to treat rectal cancer, usually combined with surgery. It is used less often to treat colon cancer. It may also be combined with chemotherapy.

  10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Surgery

    Surgery to remove cancer may be used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. The type of surgery chosen depends upon the stage of the cancer.

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