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Can you tell me what colon and rectal cancers are? Are they more common in women?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Abnormal colon mass

Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of death in women next to heart disease.
You should check for rectal bleeding at age 40 and yearly there after. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50. Depending on the findings, you should have a colonoscopy 3 years, 5 years or 10 years thereafter until age 80: if family history, late 30s or early 40s.

In brief: Abnormal colon mass

Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of death in women next to heart disease.
You should check for rectal bleeding at age 40 and yearly there after. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50. Depending on the findings, you should have a colonoscopy 3 years, 5 years or 10 years thereafter until age 80: if family history, late 30s or early 40s.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: No

Slightly more common in men.
Malignant cells airing in the colon or rectum which can grow rapidly, cause obstruction, bleed, or metastasize. Require surgical removal.

In brief: No

Slightly more common in men.
Malignant cells airing in the colon or rectum which can grow rapidly, cause obstruction, bleed, or metastasize. Require surgical removal.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Colorectal cancer is

The abnormal growth of cells from the inner lining of the colon called the mucosa.
Usually there is a change in the genes, and the cells grow abnormally. They can start as an abnormal growth called a polyp and progress to turn into cancer. These cancers are actually slightly more common in men as opposed to women, but the number of cancer is almost the same regardless of gender.

In brief: Colorectal cancer is

The abnormal growth of cells from the inner lining of the colon called the mucosa.
Usually there is a change in the genes, and the cells grow abnormally. They can start as an abnormal growth called a polyp and progress to turn into cancer. These cancers are actually slightly more common in men as opposed to women, but the number of cancer is almost the same regardless of gender.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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