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.
Cancer. Cancer within the colon. Colonoscopy can prevent this so be sure to get screened.

Related Questions

My grandfather had colorectal cancer, my brother who is only 31 has it as well. Should I be screened early for this disease?

Colorectal cancer. Studies have shown a familial association for colorectal cancer. There may be a 2-3 times increased risk if a first degree relative has the problem. The recommendation is to screen the immidiate family. Read more...
Yes. If your brother also has it at 31, you should be screened early as well. Read more...
Yes. Your brother should also consider genetic testing. But regardless of his results, yes you need to have screening earlier. Hope this helps. Read more...

10cm sigmoid tumor obstructing bowel, terminal colorectal cancer since 2010 extensive disease. Choice is stent or stoma please help not sure what to do?

Sorry . Sorry about the bad diagnosis. I would suggest that, at this point , if stent is possible go that route. A lot easier to recover from and ultimately, if disease is as bad as you say, it will be the same outcome. But don't have to recover from a big operation. Read more...
quality of life. 10 cm tumor stent will not give a permanent solution , will obstruct, will erode will bleed and give additional complications , if patient tolerates end colostmy , or simple loop transverse colostmy could be done under local , will have much better quality of life. 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...