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  1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about metastatic and recurrent colorectal cancer.

  2. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Medications

    Learn about drugs used to treat metastatic or recurrent 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. 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,

  5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Happens

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

  6. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Surgery

    Surgery to remove cancer may be used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. The type of surgery chosen depends upon the stage of the cancer.

  7. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Health Tools

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

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

    Even after successful treatment, colorectal cancer comes back (recurs) about half the time. However, this depends on the stage of the cancer before treatment.

  9. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy uses X-rays to destroy colorectal cancer cells. It is often combined with surgery or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy may also be used to reduce the cancer's size when it is blocking the colon or rectum or to relieve pain.

  10. Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)

    A digital (finger) rectal examination is done to check for abnormalities of organs or other structures in the pelvis and lower abdomen.

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