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Description of Cancer of colon and rectum

According to dictionary definition  DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Common risk factors are:1. Post the age of 502. Family history of colon and rectum cancer, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease3. Smoking4. Unhealthy food (devoid of fiber)  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Symptoms of colorectal cancer include:1. Diarrhea or constipation2. A feeling that your bowel does not empty completely3. Blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool4. Stools that are narrower than usual5. Frequent gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated6. Weight loss with no known reason7. Fatigue8. Nausea or vomiting  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  Early signs of the disease are not common; it is advised to get the screening tests done. Everyone over 50 should get screened.
Tests include:a) Colonoscopyb) Stool  test for blood in the stool
c) Routine Blood test    TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment for colorectal cancer include:1. Surgery (can be useful in the early stages)2. Chemotherapy3. Radiation4. Combination therapy    NIH: National Cancer InstituteAccording to dictionary definition  


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