Colorectal Cancer

By: Declan J. Broeg

Colorectal Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Older than 60 years of age
  • African American of eastern European descent
  • Have cancer elsewhere in the body
  • Family History
Symptoms
  • Narrow Stools
  • Blood in the stool
  • Weight loss with no known reason
Treatment

  • Surgery to remove cancerous cells
  • Chemotherapy to kill cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissue


Prevention and Diagnosis

Prevention-

Stay away of known cancer causing things

Eat healthy and watch your weight


Diagnosis-

Blood tests

Ultrasounds

Biopsy during colonoscopy