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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

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

  2. Colorectal Cancer - Prevention

    Learn about screening tests that can help prevent colorectal cancer.

  3. 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.

  4. Colorectal Cancer - Medications

    Information on medications for colorectal cancer.

  5. Colorectal Cancer - Cause

    Learn about colorectal cancer and colon polyps.

  6. 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.

  7. Colorectal Cancer - What Happens

    Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body; these extra cells grow together and form masses, called tumors. In colorectal cancer, these growths usually start as polyps in the large intestine (colon or rectum).

  8. Colorectal Cancer: Finding Help

    WebMD provides resources to find help for colorectal cancer.

  9. Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer

    A fecal occult blood test detects blood in the stool by placing a small sample of stool on a chemically treated card, pad, or wipe; then a chemical developer solution is put on top of the sample.

  10. 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 ...

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