Colorectal cancer is the cancer of colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer is related to large intestine. Colon forms the major part of large intestine. Rectum is lower part of large intestine which joins colon with anus. Cancer may begin as small polyp.Colorectal cancer is more common in western countries.
The symptoms of colorectal cancer include
Many a times, people don’t experience any symptoms in early stages of the disease. Symptoms may vary according to the size and location of the cancer in large intestine.
Though the exact cause of colorectal cancer is unknown, risk factors which may contribute to the disease are:
Colorectal cancer may be diagnosed by:
Follow healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer such as:
The treatment of colorectal cancer depends on the stage of disease. The main treatment alternatives are as follows: