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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer Test Recommendations - 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. Colorectal Cancer: Tests

    Colorectal Cancer: Tests

  4. Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

    Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

  5. Colorectal Cancer: Personal Stories

    Personal stories about colorectal cancer.

  6. Colorectal Cancer acTopic Centers - Changes to This Summary (02/16/2006)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. GENERAL INFORMATION Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2006 (cited American Cancer Society). ...

  7. Sigmoidoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening

    A brief description of sigmoidoscopy, a procedure used to screen for colorectal cancer.

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