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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer - Treatment Overview

    The first step in treating colorectal cancer is usually an operation to remove the tumor. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy can also be used for treatment.

  2. Colorectal Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as a change in bowel habits, bleeding from your rectum, including bright red or dark blood in your stools, or constant or frequent diarrhea or constipation.

  3. Colorectal Cancer - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

  4. Colorectal Cancer: Finding Help

    WebMD provides resources to find help for colorectal cancer.

  5. 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.

  6. Topic Overview

    For people at an average risk for colorectal (colon) cancer The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force ( USPSTF ) has the following advice for colorectal cancer testing: 1 People ages 50 to 75 should have a fecal occult blood test (FOBT),sigmoidoscopy,or colonoscopy. Talk with your doctor about which test is best for you. Some people older than 75 may benefit from screening tests. Others may ...

  7. 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.

  8. Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

    WebMD provides an overview of colorectal polyps and cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

  9. Colon Polyps - Home Treatment

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

  10. Colon Polyps - 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.

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