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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Colorectal cancer include:: Chemoradiation, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Stenting, Surgery.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Helps: Xeloda, (capecitabine) is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers including colorectal Ca. Capecita ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a di ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Reason?: Unless you have a family history or other predisposing factor you are probably too young for colorectal cancer. If you recently noticed a change in b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors. Here is a good review on colorectal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes, but uncommon: About 150000 new cases of colon/rectal ca in us/yr. 90% are age 50 and up. + family history, especially of early ca increases risk. Longstanding ibd ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
It varies: Colon cancer can strike from the 20s and beyond, but is much more common in people in their 50s to 70s hence the recommendations to not routinely do c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
???: How fast? Be more precise please.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Large bowel cancer: Colon and rectum form the large intestine (large bowel). Cancer of the large intestine is generally called colorectal cancer. Specifically, cancer of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
CRC: It is cancer of the large intestine (which includes the colon and the rectum, the part labeled #5 in the illustration). It is the third most common ca ... Read More

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