Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
This four-page illustrated handout educates people about colorectal cancer, which is cancer that starts in the colon (also called the large intestine) or rectum. It describes signs of colorectal cancer, clarifying that it often has no symptoms, and outlines benign and malignant tumors of the colon and rectum. The document discusses tests for colorectal cancer such as the physical exam, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy, barium enema, and blood tests, as well as treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. It emphasizes the importance of regular visits to the doctor.
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