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.

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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...

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...

Colorectal cancer is really serious, right?

Yes. Yes, colorectal carcinoma is a malignant diagnosis and should be viewed as "serious". However, the prognosis varies depending on the type of carcinoma and stage of disease (how far it has advanced). For details on your specific case, you will need to discuss with your oncologist and/or surgeon. Read more...
Serious, right! Colorectal cancer is very serious. It can also be completely and relatively easily cured if detected early. Screening should be performed at around 50 years of age. Certain people are at higher risk and should be checked earlier. Colonoscopy is the most reliable test at this time. If you are having symptoms that concern you, you should ask your dr. Read more...
Yes. It is serious in that left untreated it is likely to kill the patient. Many early colorectal cancers can be cured with surgery. It is important to have colonoscopic examination to prevent colon cancer or at least catch it in an early stage. Testing for occult blood in stool is a cheaper but less effective way of detecting colorectal cancer. Read more...

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

Varied. Lesions of the right colon hard to dx early since bowel content is liquified. On left side, content is solid and if lesion present, obstruction occurs if lesion circumferential or bleeding noted from irritation of hard stool against lesion. On rt. as well as left side ideal time to define is before symptoms by routine colonoscopy. Read more...