Colorectal Cancer Jenna Signorelli & Lindsey Hudson

Cancer of the colon or rectum

Affecting the digestive system

Symptoms

- Changes in bowel habits

- Constipation

- Diarrhea

- Rectal bleeding

- Bloody Stools

- Abdominal bloating, cramps, and/or discomfort

-Thin stools

Side Effects

- Unexplained weight loss

- Loss of appetite

- Nausea

- Vomiting

- Jaundice

- Weakness/ Fatigue

- Anemia

Diagnosis

- High-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests (FOBT)

- Stool DNA test

- Sigmoidoscopy

- Colonoscopy

Treatment

- Surgical removal of tumor

- Radiation Therapy

- Chemotherapy

- Targeted Therapy

- Clinical Trials

Statistics

- 4th most common cancer in all adults

- 49,190 people die from colorectal cancer each year

- Average age affected is 72

- 90% Five-year survival rate if cancer has not spread

- 71% Five-year survival rate if cancer has spread to surrounding tissues

- 13% Five-year survival rate if cancer has spread to distant parts of the body

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