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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Surgery

      Surgery to remove cancer is almost always the main treatment for colorectal cancer. The type of surgery depends on the size and location of your cancer. Side effects are common after surgery.

    2. 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.

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

    4. Colon Polyps - 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

    5. 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.

    6. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Prevention

      Learn about colorectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer, and what you can do.

    7. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Is Colon Cancer Genetic Testing?

      Colon cancer genetic testing can tell you whether you carry a rare changed, or mutated, gene that can cause colon cancer. Although most people who get colon cancer do not have one of these mutated genes, having them greatly increases your chance of getting colon cancer. Colon cancer develops in the large intestine when cells change and grow out of control. Colon cancer is also called colorectal ..

    8. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

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

    9. 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.

    10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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.

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