Colorectal Cancer

colorectal cancer largeintestine2Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S. Recommended screening starting at age 50 can help detect colon cancer in its early stages. Your healthcare provider may recommend screening at an earlier age if you have a family history of colon cancer or family members with polyps. Early detection of colon cancer can greatly increase survival rates if the screened patient finds the cancer in its early local stage. If you are over the age of 50, please talk to your healthcare provider about getting screened.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Some of the more common signs or symptoms of colon cancer include:

  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or change in consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas, or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss

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Cancer Treatment

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Clinical Trials

REVOLUTIONIZING CANCER CARE

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Lung Screening

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