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  1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Exams and Tests

    Tests to help your doctor see if colorectal cancer has metastasized or recurred include: An abdominal ultrasound to find the cause of pain or swelling in your abdomen. A colonoscopy to see if cancer has returned to your intestine. Blood tests to find out

  2. Colorectal Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer, including metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

  6. 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

  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. 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.

  9. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Is Colon Cancer Genetic Testing?

    Colon cancer genetic testing can tell you whether you carry a rare changed, or mutated, gene that can cause colon cancer. Although most people who get colon cancer do not have one of these mutated genes, having them greatly increases your chance of getting colon cancer. Colon cancer develops in the large intestine when cells change and grow out of control. Colon cancer is also called colorectal ..

  10. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Is Genetic Counseling?

    Information from genetic testing can have a profound impact on your life. Genetic counselors are trained to explain the test and its results,but you make the decision about whether to have the test. A genetic counselor can help you make well-informed decisions. Ask to have genetic counseling before making a decision about testing. Genetic counseling can help you and your family: Understand ...

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