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colorectal cancer 

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, bowel cancer or colon neoplasms is a cancer that begins in the colon or rectum, but can spread to other parts of the body. According to reports from WHO and CDC, it is the second most common of all cancers, after lung cancer, worldwide. About 1 in 20 of all Americans will develop colorectal. . . .+

What is Colorectal Cancer?

What is Colorectal Cancer?

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Colon and rectum are parts of our digestive system. They are together known as large bowel. The colon absorbs large quantities of water, salts, and nutrients from undigested remaining food material as they pass through it. Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start from, is a cancer of the colon and the rectum.

Colon Cancer Pain (Bowel Cancer Pain): Characteristics and Its Management

Colon Cancer Pain (Bowel Cancer Pain): Characteristics and Its Management

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Cancer pain is usually dull and annoying and one may confuse it with other colon or stomach disease. The pain generally occurs because of the tumor. The tumor presses the nerves, bones etc and cause mild to severe pain. Sometimes, these tumors may grow unnoticed until serious damage of the colon wall has happened.

What are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

What are the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer?

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Colorectal cancer does not cause symptoms right away. It progresses over a period of time and the signs and symptoms are visible quite late. Many of the symptoms of colon cancer can also be similar to those of other diseases and may be caused by something else ...

Causes of Colorectal Cancer

Causes of Colorectal Cancer

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It is generally not clear what causes colorectal cancer. We only know that colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer or rectal cancer) occurs when the DNA of the healthy cells have problems.

Tests and Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Tests and Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is often noted after symptoms appear. Most people with early colorectal cancer don’t have symptoms of the disease. Even if signs appear, people are likely to be misled as the symptoms are usually similar to commonly occurring diseases such as bowel problems, abdomen pain etc.