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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    WebMD provides an overview of colon cancer screening guidelines for average-risk and high-risk people.

  2. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- The Basics

    Get the basics on colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  3. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Symptoms

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Colon Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

  5. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Prevention

    Get tips for preventing colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  6. 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

  7. Colorectal Cancer - 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).

  8. 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.

  9. Colorectal Cancer - 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 - Medications

    Information on medications for colorectal cancer.

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