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Colorectal Cancers

Diagnosis & Treatment for Colorectal Cancers in Fremont

Some symptoms of colorectal cancers include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weakness / exhaustion
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Stomach pain and cramping
  • Constant feeling of needing to have a bowel movement
  • Changes in bowel patterns including chronic constipation, diarrhea, and / or narrow stools
  • Bloody stool
  • Excessive gas

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor for a diagnosis. Many of these symptoms can also be signs of other gastrointestinal disorders and conditions, such as hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, and / or infections. Regardless, it is critical to take the necessary steps to get help and answers. Early on in the disease, symptoms may be few or non-existent. That is why it is critical to see your doctor if you have any concerns, as well as to schedule regular screenings.

Who Should Screen for Colorectal Cancer?

In most cases, it is recommended that individuals who are over the age of 50 regularly screen for colorectal cancer. This is largely due to the fact that symptoms of colorectal cancer do not typically present until the condition is in an advanced stage. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, or other risk factors, it may be necessary to schedule regular screening before the age of 50. Ask your doctor at Washington Township Medical Foundation about establishing a regular screening regime.

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