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  1. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Do the Results Mean?

    You can have a blood test to look for the changed genes that cause colon cancer, although the test for HNPCC is not as widely available as the test for FAP. A positive result means that you may have one of the changed genes that causes FAP or HNPCC. It also means that your chances of getting colon cancer are very high. A negative result means that no such gene could be found in your blood sample.

  2. Colorectal Cancer - Exams and Tests

    Read about medical tests related to colorectal cancer.

  3. Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer

    A fecal occult blood test detects blood in the stool by placing a small sample of stool on a chemically treated card, pad, or wipe; then a chemical developer solution is put on top of the sample.

  4. Colorectal Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for getting colorectal cancer include your age, family history, and smoking status.

  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. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - Should I Be Tested?

    The decision to take the test for genetic colon cancer is personal. You may have emotional, financial, and family reasons for taking or not taking the test. You might choose to be tested because:You have received genetic counseling, understand the risks and benefits of testing, and feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. You have a personal history of more than 20 colon polyps, especially at a

  7. Colon Polyps - Treatment Overview

    Most colon polyps do not cause any problems, but they are typically removed during screening if you have a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

  8. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Is Genetic Counseling?

    Information from genetic testing can have a profound impact on your life. Genetic counselors are trained to explain the test and its results,but you make the decision about whether to have the test. A genetic counselor can help you make well-informed decisions. Ask to have genetic counseling before making a decision about testing. Genetic counseling can help you and your family: Understand ...

  9. 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.

  10. Colorectal Cancer - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about the initial testing, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. If you are looking for information on colorectal cancer that has come back or has spread to other parts of the body, see the t

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