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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may be all that is needed to help manage the side effects that often accompany metastatic or recurrent colon cancer or its treatment. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Symptoms

    Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. When they do appear, the most common symptoms are: A change in bowel habits, such as narrow stools or frequent diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool or black,

  5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Treatment Overview

    Your treatment for metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer will depend on specific information about the cancer, your preferences, and your health.

  6. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Health Tools

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

  7. 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

  8. Colorectal Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for getting colorectal cancer include your age, family history, and smoking status.

  9. 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.

  10. Colorectal Cancer - 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.

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