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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer: Overview, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and More | Singapore General Hospital

Colorectal Cancer - What it is

Colorectal cancer refers to cancer of the colon (the main part of the large intestine) or rectum (the final ~15 cm of the large intestine). Often, benign (non-cancerous) growths (polyps) may appear within the colon and rectum. Over time, these polyps can turn malignant and develop into cancer.

Most patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer are older than 50 years old. However, patients who were diagnosed at an early age (for example, at age 20-40) may have a hereditary form of colorectal cancer, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Colorectal Cancer - How to prevent?

Colorectal Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Colorectal Cancer - Post-surgery care

Colorectal Cancer - Other Information

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