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  1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may be all that is needed to help manage the side effects that often accompany metastatic or recurrent colon cancer or its treatment. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your

  2. 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.

  3. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy uses X-rays to destroy colorectal cancer cells. It is often combined with surgery or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may also be used to reduce the cancer's size when it is blocking the colon or rectum or to relieve pain.

  4. Colorectal Cancer - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

  5. Colorectal Cancer - Treatment Overview

    The first step in treating colorectal cancer is usually an operation to remove the tumor. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can also be used for treatment.

  6. Colorectal Cancer - Home Treatment

    You can do things at home to help manage the side effects of colorectal cancer or its treatment. Be sure to follow your doctor's advice on any drugs you are taking. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may he

  7. 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.

  8. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding metastatic or recurring colorectal cancer.

  9. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Happens

    Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body. These extra cells grow together and form masses, lumps, or tumors. In colorectal cancer, these growths usually start as harmless (benign) polyps in the large intestine (colon or rectum).

  10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Symptoms

    Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. When they do appear, the most common symptoms are: A change in bowel habits, such as narrow stools or frequent diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool or black,

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