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    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

      Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you: Already have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Have a first-degree relative (parent,brother,sister,or child) with an adenomatous polyp or colorectal cancer. Are an African American. Have had adenomatous polyps removed from your colon. This type of polyp is more likely to turn into cancer,but the risk is still very ...

    2. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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.

    3. 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

    4. 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.

    5. Colorectal Cancer - 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 - Medications

      Learn about drugs used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

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

    8. Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer

      Information on surgery called colostomy for colorectal cancer.

    9. Colon Polyps - 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.

    10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

      Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about metastatic and recurrent colorectal cancer.

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