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  1. 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.

  2. Medical History and Physical Exam for Colorectal Cancer

    You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being ready to answer the following questions:What are your main symptoms? Although colorectal cancer does not always cause symptoms, common symptoms include: Abdominal cramps.A change in your bowel habits (either constipation or diarrhea).Blood in your stools.Narrow stools.Unexplained weight loss.Fatigue.Loss of appetite.How long have

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Exams and Tests

    Tests to help your doctor see if colorectal cancer has metastasized or recurred include: An abdominal ultrasound to find the cause of pain or swelling in your abdomen. A colonoscopy to see if cancer has returned to your intestine. Blood tests to find out

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