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    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

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

      There is no home treatment for colon polyps. But you can take steps that may help prevent colon polyps from developing.

    2. 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.

    3. Colon Polyps - Should I Be Tested?

      The decision to take the test for genetic colon cancer is personal. You may have emotional, financial, and family reasons for taking or not taking the test. You might choose to be tested because:You have received genetic counseling, understand the risks and benefits of testing, and feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. You have a personal history of more than 20 colon polyps, especially at a

    4. 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.

    5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Cause

      Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

    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 Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - When To Call a Doctor

      Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. Sometimes it is discovered before symptoms appear, either on a chest X-ray or as part of lab tests.

    8. Colorectal Cancer - Medications

      Learn about drugs used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

    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 - Exams and Tests

      Unless colon polyps are large and cause bleeding or pain, the only way to know if you have polyps is to have one or more tests that explore the inside surface of your colon. Several tests can be used to detect colon polyps.

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