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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 - Medications

    Learn about drugs used to treat metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer.

  3. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - When To Call a Doctor

    Some people who have metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer do not have any symptoms. Sometimes it is discovered before symptoms appear, either on a chest X-ray or as part of lab tests.

  4. 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.

  5. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Prevention

    Learn about colorectal cancer, metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer, and what you can do.

  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 - 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  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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