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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 - 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, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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 ...

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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 ..

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