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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.
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding colorectal cancer.
There is no home treatment for colon polyps. But you can take steps that may help prevent colon polyps from developing.
Learn about screening tests that can help prevent colorectal cancer.
Colon polyps usually do not cause symptoms unless they are larger than or they are cancerous. The most common symptom is rectal bleeding. Sometimes the bleeding may not be obvious (occult) and may only be discovered after doing a screening test.
Colorectal cancer may be treated with a laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection, an operation in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed and a colostomy performed. Learn more from WebMD.
WebMD explains the two most common inherited forms of colorectal cancer and how they are detected and treated.
Follow-up care after treatment for colorectal cancer is very important. WebMD tells you what to expect.
WebMD explains the basics of participating in a clinical trial if you have colorectal cancer.
WebMD provides answers to questions about living with a colostomy, including care, travel, and supplies.
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