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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. 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

  2. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Topic Overview

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

  3. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may be all that is needed to help manage the side effects that often accompany metastatic or recurrent colon cancer or its treatment. Healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise may help control your

  4. Bowel Resection for Colorectal Cancer

    Bowel resection, also called partial colectomy, for colorectal cancer removes the tumor and part of the colon or rectum on either side.

  5. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - 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

  6. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Is Colon Cancer Genetic Testing?

    Colon cancer genetic testing can tell you whether you carry a rare changed, or mutated, gene that can cause colon cancer. Although most people who get colon cancer do not have one of these mutated genes, having them greatly increases your chance of getting colon cancer. Colon cancer develops in the large intestine when cells change and grow out of control. Colon cancer is also called colorectal ..

  7. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Do the Results Mean?

    You can have a blood test to look for the changed genes that cause colon cancer, although the test for HNPCC is not as widely available as the test for FAP. A positive result means that you may have one of the changed genes that causes FAP or HNPCC. It also means that your chances of getting colon cancer are very high. A negative result means that no such gene could be found in your blood sample.

  8. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - How Accurate Is the Test?

    Although these blood tests are highly reliable, no test is 100% accurate. The test cannot tell you when or whether you will develop colon cancer. Testing negative for an inherited colon cancer syndrome (FAP or HNPCC) does not mean you will never get colon cancer. It means your risk of colon cancer is about the same as that of the average person.It's very helpful if a close relative-preferably a ..

  9. Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer

    Information on surgery called colostomy for colorectal cancer.

  10. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing - What Is Genetic Counseling?

    Information from genetic testing can have a profound impact on your life. Genetic counselors are trained to explain the test and its results,but you make the decision about whether to have the test. A genetic counselor can help you make well-informed decisions. Ask to have genetic counseling before making a decision about testing. Genetic counseling can help you and your family: Understand ...

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