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

      Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

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

      Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. When they do appear, the most common symptoms are: A change in bowel habits, such as narrow stools or frequent diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool or black,

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

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Colon Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?

    4. Colorectal Cancer - Prevention

      Learn about screening tests that can help prevent colorectal cancer.

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

    6. 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

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

    8. Colorectal Cancer - Health Tools

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

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

    10. 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.

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