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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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 - Health Tools

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

    3. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - 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

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Increases Your Risk

      Risk factors for getting colorectal cancer include your age, family history, and smoking status.

    7. 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.

    8. Colon Polyps - Should I Be Tested?

      The decision to take the test for genetic colon cancer is personal. You may have emotional, financial, and family reasons for taking or not taking the test. You might choose to be tested because:You have received genetic counseling, understand the risks and benefits of testing, and feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. You have a personal history of more than 20 colon polyps, especially at a

    9. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Cause

      Learn about colorectal cancer, including metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

    10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Exams and Tests

      Read about medical tests related to colorectal cancer.

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