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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

      Don’t avoid a colonoscopy because you’re worried about the preparation. Learn what to expect and how to get ready.

    2. What Is Adenocarcinoma?

      Find out about the diagnosis and treatment of adenocarcinoma, a cancer that starts in the lining of glands in your body, including those in your colon, breasts, esophagus, lungs, pancreas, or prostate.

    3. Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

      WebMD provides an overview of colorectal polyps and cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

    4. Coping With Cancer

      A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. WebMD has tips for coping and for making preparations to ensure your medical wishes are honored.

    5. Colorectal Cancer Glossary of Terms

      WebMD provides a glossary of medical terms related to colorectal cancer.

    6. Colorectal Cancer: Personal Stories

      Personal stories about colorectal cancer.

    7. Colonoscopy

      Find out from WebMD what happens before, during, and after a colonoscopy, a test that examines your rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities.

    8. Monoclonal Antibodies for Treating Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD explains the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat advanced colorectal cancer, including side effects.

    9. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Who is at Risk?

      For the great majority of people,the major factor that increases a person's risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing age. Risk increases dramatically after age 50 years; 90% of all CRCs are diagnosed after this age. The history of CRC in a first-degree relative,especially if before the age of 55 years,roughly doubles the risk. Other risk factors are weaker than age and family history. ...

    10. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Colorectal Cancer

      Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum. The colon and rectum are parts of the body's digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is made up of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, and the small and large intestines. The first 6 feet of the large intestine are called the large bowel or colon. The last 6 inches are the rectum and the anal canal. The anal canal ends at the anus (the opening of the large intestine to the outside of the body).Anatomy of the lower digestive system, showing the colon and other organs.Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer that begins in either of these organs may also be called colorectal cancer.See the following PDQ summaries for

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