Roope R, Davies J. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. Practitioner July/August 2021;265(1850):17-20

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

26 Jul 2021Pais-up subscribers

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both women and men and is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. The main symptoms patients with colorectal cancer present with are: persistent blood in faeces; persistent change in bowel habit and persistent lower abdominal pain. Less obvious presentations are unexplained weight loss, tiredness for no reason, general malaise and iron deficiency anaemia found on blood testing.

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