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Information on Colorectal Cancer

When cancer cells develop in the tissue of the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer. Some people seem to have a greater risk of developing this condition than others, such as people who:
 
  • Are age 50 or older
  • Have a history of tobacco use
  • Have a family history of colon or rectal cancer.
     
Symptoms may include blood in the stool and unexplained weight loss; however, these can also be present with other conditions, so your healthcare provider will conduct tests to either confirm or rule out a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these things.
 
(Click Colorectal Cancer for more information on this condition, including the usual prognosis for this condition.)
 

Information on Colorectal Cancer

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