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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, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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.

    3. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Exams and Tests

      Read about medical tests related to colorectal cancer.

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

      Learn about colorectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer, and what you can do.

    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. 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.

    7. Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)

      A digital (finger) rectal examination is done to check for abnormalities of organs or other structures in the pelvis and lower abdomen.

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

    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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