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Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Colon Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about colon cancer, see the following:

  • Colon and Rectal Cancer Home Page
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps
  • Unusual Cancers of Childhood
  • Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
  • Drugs Approved for Colon Cancer
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Sigmoidoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Sigmoidoscopy (SIG-moy-DAH-skuh-pee) enables the physician to look at the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon, called the sigmoid colon. Physicians may use this procedure to find the cause of diarrhea, abdominal pain, or constipation. They also use sigmoidoscopy to look for early signs of colorectal cancer in the colon and rectum. With sigmoidoscopy, the physician can see bleeding, inflammation, abnormal growths, and ulcers. For the procedure, you will...

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    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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