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Colorectal Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

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

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

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

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

  5. Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer

    A fecal occult blood test detects blood in the stool by placing a small sample of stool on a chemically treated card, pad, or wipe; then a chemical developer solution is put on top of the sample.

  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. Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer

    Information on surgery called colostomy for colorectal cancer.

  8. 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.

  9. Inherited Colorectal Cancer

    WebMD explains the two most common inherited forms of colorectal cancer and how they are detected and treated.

  10. Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection

    Colorectal cancer may be treated with a laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection, an operation in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed and a colostomy performed. Learn more from WebMD.

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