Colorectal Cancer : Information

Introduction : Colorectal Cancer


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.


Symptoms : Colorectal Cancer


The symptoms of colorectal cancer include

Diarrhoea or constipation

Blood in your stool

Abdominal Pain, cramps or gas

Weakness , tiredness

Weight loss

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.

Causes : Colorectal Cancer


Though the exact cause of colorectal cancer is unknown, risk factors which may contribute to the disease are:

Inherited syndromes

Lack of physical activity


Low fibre diet


Consumption of alcohol and tobacco

Diagnosis : Colorectal Cancer


Colorectal cancer may be diagnosed by:

Physical examination

Blood tests




Prevention : Colorectal Cancer


Follow healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer such as:

Avoid the consumption of alcohol and tobacco

Add fibre in your diet

Limit the consumption of high protein diet and red meat

Add physical activity in your regular routine

Control your weight

Medical Condition : Colorectal Cancer : Oncology Cancer