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    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

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

      Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the interior lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). A colonoscopy is done using a thin, flexible viewing instrument called a colonoscope.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

    6. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - How Accurate Is the Test?

      Although these blood tests are highly reliable, no test is 100% accurate. The test cannot tell you when or whether you will develop colon cancer. Testing negative for an inherited colon cancer syndrome (FAP or HNPCC) does not mean you will never get colon cancer. It means your risk of colon cancer is about the same as that of the average person.It's very helpful if a close relative-preferably a ..

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

      Colon polyps usually do not cause symptoms unless they are larger than or they are cancerous. The most common symptom is rectal bleeding. Sometimes the bleeding may not be obvious (occult) and may only be discovered after doing a screening test.

    8. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

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

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

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

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