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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/MarchToolkit.aspx

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older.

Colon polyps - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352881

Oct 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Screening tests play a key role in detecting polyps before they become cancerous. These tests can also help find colorectal cancer in its early stages, when you have a good chance of recovery. Screening methods include: Colonoscopy, the most sensitive test for colorectal polyps and cancer. If polyps are found, your doctor may remove them immediately or take tissue samples (biopsies) f...

Rectal cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352884

Oct 8th, 2019 - Overview Rectal cancer Rectal cancer The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. Rectal cancer starts in the lining of the rectum (rectal mucosa). The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. It starts at the end of the final segment of your colon and ends when it reaches the short, narrow passage leading to the anus. Cancer inside the rectum (rectal cancer) a...

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14501-colorectal-cancer

Oct 26th, 2018 - Colonoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer What is colorectal cancer? Cancer that begins in the colon is called a colon cancer, while cancer in the rectum is known as a rectal cancer. Cancers that affect either of these organs may be called colorectal cancer. Though not in all cases, the majority of colorectal cancers generally develop over time from adenomatous (precancerous) polyps. Polyps (growt...

Lynch Syndrome
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17195-lynch-syndromehnpcc

Sep 4th, 2018 - What is Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for colorectal cancer and cancer in certain other organs. How common is Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 400 individuals. What causes Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome is caused by a mutation (genetic change) in one of five specific genes that are responsible for fixing errors ...

Lynch syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lynch-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20374714

May 16th, 2018 - Overview Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer and several other cancers. Lynch syndrome has historically been known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). A number of inherited syndromes can increase your risk of colon cancer or endometrial cancer, but Lynch syndrome is the most common. Doctors estimate that around ...

Lynch syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lynch-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374719

May 16th, 2018 - Diagnosis If it's suspected that you have Lynch syndrome, your doctor may ask you questions about your family history of colon cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers. This may lead to other tests and procedures to diagnose Lynch syndrome. Family history Your doctor may refer you for further Lynch syndrome evaluation if you have: Multiple relatives with any Lynch-associated tumors, includi...

Irritable bowel syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016

Mar 16th, 2018 - Overview Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you'll need to manage long term. Only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, li...

Colorectal Cancer Survival Rates & Prognosis
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9717-colorectal-cancer-prognosisoutlook

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Health Screening
https://medlineplus.gov/healthscreening.html

Jul 8th, 2007 - Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic. Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women Colorectal cancer...

Colorectal Cancer
https://medlineplus.gov/colorectalcancer.html

Feb 25th, 1999 - The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat,...

Colonic Diseases
https://medlineplus.gov/colonicdiseases.html

Dec 31st, 1998 - Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include Colorectal cancer Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colo...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lynch-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374719?p=1

sis If it's suspected that you have Lynch syndrome, your doctor may ask you questions about your family history of colon cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers. This may lead to other tests and procedures to diagnose Lynch syndrome. Family history Your doctor may refer you for further Lynch syndrome evaluation if you have: Multiple relatives with any Lynch-associated tumors, including col...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352881?p=1

sis Screening tests play a key role in detecting polyps before they become cancerous. These tests can also help find colorectal cancer in its early stages, when you have a good chance of recovery. Screening methods include: Colonoscopy, the most sensitive test for colorectal polyps and cancer. If polyps are found, your doctor may remove them immediately or take tissue samples (biopsies) for ana...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352889?p=1

sis Rectal cancer is often diagnosed when a doctor orders tests to find the cause of rectal bleeding or iron deficiency anemia. A colonoscopy is the most accurate of these tests. In a colonoscopy, a doctor uses a thin, flexible, lighted tube with a video camera at its tip (a colonoscope) to view the inside of your colon and rectum. Sometimes rectal cancer has no noticeable symptoms. People with...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352884?p=1

ew The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. It starts at the end of the final segment of your colon and ends when it reaches the short, narrow passage leading to the anus. Cancer inside the rectum (rectal cancer) and cancer inside the colon (colon cancer) are often referred to together as "colorectal cancer." While rectal and colon cancers are similar in many ways, their tr...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360016?p=1

ew Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you'll need to manage long term. Only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyl...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lynch-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20374714?p=1

ew Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer and several other cancers. Lynch syndrome has historically been known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). A number of inherited syndromes can increase your risk of colon cancer or endometrial cancer, but Lynch syndrome is the most common. Doctors estimate that around 3 out ...

Colorectal Cancer: Answers from Surgeon Sandy Fang
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/colon-cancer/colorectal-cancer-answers-from-surgeon-sandy-fang

Concerned about your colorectal cancer risk? Learn more about prevention, screening and treatment options with expert answers from Johns Hopkins surgeon Sandy Fang.

APC I1370K and Colorectal Cancer
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/colon-cancer/apc-i1307k-and-colorectal-cancer

APC I1307K is a genetic mutation that could lead to colon and rectal cancers. Learn about the symptoms and diagnosis of APC I1307K-related cancer.