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What Is a Colonoscopy and How Can You Prepare...

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Colonoscopy tests can seem scary, but if you know what to expect before and during the test, it will help ease the fear and anxiety you may be feeling.



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Lasting changes in bowel movement frequency, color or consistency can signal a serious problem such as colon cancer.



Do You Think You Have Hemorrhoids?

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Bright red blood in the toilet is a common sign of hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in your rectum or anus that typically self-resolve.



Different Stages of Colon Cancer

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Determining the colon cancer stage is an important part of choosing an appropriate treatment. The following breakdown should help clarify the basics of each colon cancer stage.



What's the Connection Between Thin Stools and...

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Bowel habit changes, such as thin or ribbon-like stools, may be a symptom of advanced colon cancer. Learn more about the causes of this symptom and how to recognize and report bowel habit changes.



When Should I Worry About Passing too Much Gas?

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Passing excessive gas is not only socially embarrassing, it can be uncomfortable. Although it is one of the signs of colon cancer, the excess flatulence may be a byproduct of your diet and lifestyle.



Who Needs Screening for Colon Cancer?

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Colon cancer screening tests can save lives by finding polyps early, before they can turn cancerous. Learn about the recommended guidelines to learn when you should begin your colon cancer screening.



Are Stomach Cramps a Sign of Colon Cancer?

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Can stomach cramps be a sign of colon cancer? What symptoms should I watch for to tell my doctor and what tests should I have done?



Colonoscopy Overview

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A colonoscopy provides an inside look at your colon and rectum. Although colonoscopy screening offers a combination of benefits that other colon cancer tests don't, it has its share of drawbacks. This colonoscopy overview provides unbiased basics to help you decide if a colonoscopy is right for you.



When to Worry About the Risks of Colonoscopy

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Colonoscopies are highly effective in preventing cancer. But as with any medical procedure, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits.



Fifteen Causes of Colon Cancer

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Interested in what causes colon cancer? Here you'll learn about fifteen things that either cause colon cancer or contribute to its development. Research has shown that alcohol, red meat, smoking, and genetics may all cause colon cancer.



What Is Cecum and What Are the Symptoms?

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Although it's the least common type of colon cancer, it may be the hardest to diagnose. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of cecum cancer.



Overview of Colon Cancer Tests

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

There are five common colon cancer tests: colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and stool testing. Each has benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to ask your doctor which colon cancer test is appropriate for you. In the meantime, however, here's an overview of the most common types of colon cancer tests.



What Happens After Colon Cancer Diagnosis?

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Making the leap from symptoms or a family history to a diagnosis requires tests to verify the presence of cancerous cells. Learn more details here.



How and Why a Colon Biopsy Is Performed, and...

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The definitive test for colon cancer is a colon biopsy. Learn how this exam is performed, and what will happen during the procedure.



Potential Causes of Blood in Your Stool

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Blood in the stool is not a normal finding, and can be quite a scary experience. Learn about the causes, treatment and diagnosis of blood in the stool.



What Are the Symptoms of Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

Learn about the symptoms related to colon cancer, including bowel habit or appetite changes, nausea, bloody stools and abdominal pain.



Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer Risk

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

Virtually all colon cancer develops from adenomatous polyps in the colon, generally referred to simply as colon polyps. Although polyps don't always become cancerous, a personal or family history of polyps puts you at higher risk for colon cancer.



Do You Know How Colon Cancer Staging is...

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Colon cancer staging takes place after an initial diagnosis of colon cancer. Your doctor may perform additional tests or surgery to determine the extent, or stage of your disease.



What Is Colon Cancer?

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Understanding the signs and symptoms of colon cancer.



What Are Basophils and How Are They Produced?

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

This definition of basophils goes into its characteristics and functions. Basophils and other white blood cells protect your body from diseases.



Hematochezia Can Be a Symptom of Colon Cancer

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Hematochezia (the passage of bright red, bloody stools) usually indicates the large intestine is bleeding somewhere. A common cause is hemorrhoids.



Overview of Stage 1 Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

Stage 1 colon cancer, which used to be called Duke's A colon cancer, is one of the earliest and most-treatable cancer stages. When interrupted at stage 1, colon cancer hasn't gotten very far. In general, more than 90 percent of people with stage 1 colon cancer are still alive five years after their diagnosis.



When Should You Be Concerned About Thin Stools

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

When temporary, thin stools are rarely a cause for concern. However, if they last longer than two weeks thin stools can be a sign of colon cancer.



When to Worry If You're Pooping Blood

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Understanding the various conditions that cause blood in the stool can help you work with your physician to find the cause of this symptom.



How to Tell When Your Bowels are Empty

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During your bowel prep you might be wondering if the bowel movements will ever end. Just remember, this cleansing is one the most important things you do to prepare for the colonoscopy.



What Are Polyps and What Do They Mean for Your...

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

Colon polyps are abnormal growths in the lining of the colon. Learn more about types of polyps, the risk for colon cancer and how they are treated.



Learn More About the Colon

2016-04-28T11:03:25Z

Take the first step to keep your colon healthy by learning more about its basic anatomy, layers and functions.