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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

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

  2. Colorectal Cancer - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about the initial testing, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. If you are looking for information on colorectal cancer that has come back or has spread to other parts of the body, see the t

  3. 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.

  4. Colorectal Cancer - Medications

    Information on medications for colorectal cancer.

  5. 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

  6. Colorectal Cancer - Exams and Tests

    Read about medical tests related to colorectal cancer.

  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 - What Increases Your Risk

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

  9. Colorectal Cancer - Home Treatment

    You can do things at home to help manage the side effects of colorectal cancer or its treatment. Be sure to follow your doctor's advice on any drugs you are taking. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may he

  10. 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.

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