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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Colon Cancer is cancer forms in tissues of colon. Rectal Cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of rectum last several inches of large intestine close to anus. Colorectal Cancer affects digestive system. This includes large small intestines. Large intestine is also called colon. Colorectal Cancer is third leading cause of Cancer - related deaths in United States among both men and women. For men, only lung prostate cancers show higher numbers. In women, only and breast cancers outrank Colorectal Cancer. Intestines break down absorb food and water. They also carry away body's digestive waste products. Genetic screening can help determine if patients may be at risk getting disease. Adenocarcinoma of and rectum grows slowly. Long Time May Pass Before It Becomes Large Enough To Cause Symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they vary depending on location of tumor, its type, how far it has spread and complications it may have cause. On right - hand side of colon, blockage usually doesn't occur until later stages. This is because space inside colon is large, colon wall is fairly thin and material passing through is mostly liquid. Some tumors may grow big enough to be felt from outside of body. If there is bleeding inside, it isn't obvious. However, person may feel or tired because of severe anemia caused by loss of blood. On left - hand side of colon, space inside colon is smaller and material that passes through it is semi - solid. Colon Cancer can both constipation and diarrhea. Person May Feel Cramp - Like Pain In Stomach. Stool may be streak or with blood. In Rectal Cancer, most common symptom is usually bleeding when going to bathroom. Cancer of rectum should be considered whenever there is rectal bleeding, even if other causes such as hemorrhoids are present. Person may as if there is incomplete evacuation. There is no pain until later stages of condition. Feeling full very while eating. Weakness and pain in abdominal area main treatment for Colon Cancer is surgery. Part of large bowel with is remove, along with surrounding lymph nodes. Remaining bowel are joined together. Surgery is cure for 70 percentage of with Colon Cancer. Persons who have cancer that is limited to mucous lining of colon have best chance of survival. Persons who have cancer in lymph nodes have less optimistic outlook. Treatment of Rectal Cancer depends on how far tumor has spread and how close it is to rectum. If there are not enough healthy colons to reconnect after tumor is remove, person may need colostomy. This is rarely permanent.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Early diagnosis of colon cancer is key TO surviving disease. When detected in its early stages through SCREENING tests, 90 percentage colon cancer cases are preventable, treatable, and beatable. Centers for Disease Control recommend following tests for colorectal Cancer SCREENING: colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and AT - HOME Stool testing. Visual - base SCREENING: These tests visually review inside of colon. Full colon prep is required on day before each of these SCREENING options. Colon prep is considered TO be most difficult part of procedure. There are things you can however, TO make YOUR prep day more tolerable. Colonoscopy. This procedure is considered gold standard for detection of colon cancer. During colonoscopy, YOUR gastroenterologist uses scope TO look AT inside of YOUR colon for polyps or evidence of cancer. Your DOCTOR will TALK with you about sedation options TO make procedure as comfortable as possible. If polyps are find, they are during exam and sent TO lab for further examination. Exam Takes About 30 Minutes To Complete, And Requires Full Colon Cleansing On Day Before Test. Colonoscopies are also used follow - up test if anything unusual is found during another SCREENING test. How often: With results, colonoscopy SCREENING is repeated every 10 years. Test may be repeated more often polyp is found or family history warrants more frequent testing. Follow YOUR DOCTORS ' recommendations. Ct Colonography. SCREENING Test Uses Special X - Ray To Examine Colons For Polyps Or Cancer. It also requires complete colon prep, does not require sedation. If evidence of polyps or cancer is follow - up colonoscopy may be recommend. How often: With normal results, virtual colonoscopy is every 5 years. Sigmoidoscopy. Like colonoscopy, YOUR DOCTOR might recommend sigmoidoscopy TO look for polyps or evidence of cancer. During this test, however, DOCTOR only examine rectum and part of colon. Sigmoidoscopy takes only 10 - 20 minutes TO complete, and requires full colon cleansing day before test. If evidence of cancer is find, colonoscopy is generally recommended so that physician can look at entire colon for signs of disease. How often: Every five years FIT / FOBT Every three years. At HOME SCREENING: These tests detect abnormalities in YOUR stool and can be done in privacy of YOUR HOME. Return test kit TO YOUR Health Care provider where samples checked for presence of blood or cancer cells. If evidence of blood or cancer cells is find, further is necessary. Fecal Immunochemical Test. Fit tests antibodies TO detect blood in stool. High Sensitivity Occult Blood Test. Fobt is one of most common tests used to screen for colon cancer by checking for blood on stool. Dna Stool Test. This relatively new AT - HOME detects hemoglobin in stool samples.

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Overview

Rectal cancer is cancer that begins in rectum. Rectum Is Last Several Inches Of Large Intestine. It starts at end of final segment of your colon and ends when it reaches short, narrow passage leading to anus. Cancer inside rectum and cancer inside colon are often referred to together as colorectal cancer. While rectal colon cancers are similar in many ways, their treatments are quite different. This is mainly because rectum sits in tight space, barely from other organs and structures. Tight space can make surgery to rectal cancer complex. In past, long - term survival was uncommon for people with rectal cancer, even after extensive treatment. Thanks to treatment advances over last few decades, rectal cancer survival rates have greatly improve.

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