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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    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 - Health Tools

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

    3. 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.

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

      Learn about screening tests that can help prevent colorectal cancer.

    5. Colon Polyps - Symptoms

      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.

    6. Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection

      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.

    7. Inherited Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD explains the two most common inherited forms of colorectal cancer and how they are detected and treated.

    8. Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer

      Follow-up care after treatment for colorectal cancer is very important. WebMD tells you what to expect.

    9. Clinical Trials for Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD explains the basics of participating in a clinical trial if you have colorectal cancer.

    10. Colostomy Questions and Answers

      WebMD provides answers to questions about living with a colostomy, including care, travel, and supplies.

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