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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Colorectal Cancer - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

  3. Colorectal Cancer: Finding Help

    WebMD provides resources to find help for colorectal cancer.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

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

  6. Colon Cancer: What Raises Your Risk - Topic Overview

    Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you: Already have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Have a first-degree relative (parent,brother,sister,or child) with an adenomatous polyp or colorectal cancer. Are an African American. Have had adenomatous polyps removed from your colon. This type of polyp is more likely to turn into cancer,but the risk is still very ...

  7. Colon Polyps - 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.

  8. Colon Polyps - Health Tools

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

  9. Medical History and Physical Exam for Colorectal Cancer

    You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being ready to answer the following questions:What are your main symptoms? Although colorectal cancer does not always cause symptoms, common symptoms include: Abdominal cramps.A change in your bowel habits (either constipation or diarrhea).Blood in your stools.Narrow stools.Unexplained weight loss.Fatigue.Loss of appetite.How long have

  10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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,

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