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    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

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

    2. Colorectal Cancer - 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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

    5. Colorectal Cancer Screening - Topic Overview

      For people at an average risk for colorectal (colon) cancer The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force ( USPSTF ) has the following advice for colorectal cancer testing: 1 People ages 50 to 75 should have a fecal occult blood test (FOBT),sigmoidoscopy,or colonoscopy. Talk with your doctor about which test is best for you. Some people older than 75 may benefit from screening tests. Others may ...

    6. 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, called tumors. In colorectal cancer, these growths usually start as polyps in the large intestine (colon or rectum).

    7. Bowel Resection for Colorectal Cancer

      Bowel resection, also called partial colectomy, for colorectal cancer removes the tumor and part of the colon or rectum on either side.

    8. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cause

      Learn about colorectal cancer, including metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

    9. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - 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.

    10. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Health Tools

      Use these colon polyps health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

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