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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Surgery

      Surgery to remove cancer may be used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. The type of surgery chosen depends upon the stage of the cancer.

    4. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding metastatic or recurring colorectal cancer.

    5. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Symptoms

      Colorectal cancer in its early stages usually doesn't cause any symptoms. Symptoms occur later, when the cancer may be more difficult to treat. The most common symptoms include: Pain in the belly. Blood in your stool or very dark stools. A change in your

    6. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding colorectal cancer.

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

      Use these colon polyps health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

    8. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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 ...

    9. Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer

      Information on surgery called colostomy for colorectal cancer.

    10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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.

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