How is colorectal cancer diagnosed usually?

Colonoscopy, imaging. And biopsy. A lesion may be detected on colonscopy or barium enema or the more recent ct scans. The lesion is biopsied and the tissue examined by a pathologist to make the diagnosis. Colon cancer may be suspected if there is blood in stool, either obvious or occult.

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How can you diagnose nonpolyposis colorectal cancer discovered if there are no polyps to detect during sigmoi/colonoscopy?

See below. Nonpolyposis cancer is an hereditary cancer. If your family has this then you need colonoscopies frequenstly i would have them evey 1-2 years because if and when you get a polyp it will then become a cancer. Read more...

Colorectal cancer causes?

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 diet low in fiber and rich in fats may increase the risk of cancer. Read more...

I think I have colorectal cancer?

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 bowel habits or blood in stool get a GI checkup. Read more...

What ages does colorectal cancer affect?

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 colonoscopies in people before the age of 50. Colon cancer that presents before 60 is often genetic whereas after 60 is more likely due to environmental factors like smoking and red meat. Read more...
Colorectal Cancer. 90% of colorectal cancers strike after age 50, unless the person has a hereditary form such as familial adenomatous polyposis, or certain chronic diseases such as ulcerative colitis. There has been an uptick in recent years in cases in young people, and screening is recommended in those with a positive family history beginning at age 45. A colon cancer screening test is easy to obtain at any time. Read more...

What sort of disease is colorectal cancer?

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 the colon is colon cancer. Cancer of the rectum is rectal cancer. People over 50 should have screening colonoscopy or occult blood test. Treatment for stages 1, 2, and 3 are mainly surgery. Chemo is for stages 3 and 4, and some stage 2. Read more...
Cancer. Cancer within the colon. Colonoscopy can prevent this so be sure to get screened. Read more...

Can you tell me what is colorectal cancer?

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 cancer for both sexes and one of the few for which there is successful screening methods. Usually starts in a polyp and can be associated with several inherited traits. Read more...