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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Symptoms

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

    WebMD helps you find information about colorectal cancer surgery.

  3. Colon Cancer That Has Spread to Your Liver

    When colon cancer is advanced, it has spread, or metastasized, beyond the colon. The liver is one of the places it can go. Learn about how doctors treat colon cancer in the liver.

  4. Colon Polyps - Home Treatment

    There is no home treatment for colon polyps. But you can take steps that may help prevent colon polyps from developing.

  5. Colon Polyps - Treatment Overview

    Most colon polyps do not cause any problems, but they are typically removed during screening if you have a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

  6. Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the interior lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). A colonoscopy is done using a thin, flexible viewing instrument called a colonoscope.

  7. 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.

  8. Colon Polyps - Topic Overview

    Colon polyps are small growths in your intestine.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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