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Colorectal cancer

Also known as Colon cancer

Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine), or in the appendix. Genetic analysis shows that essentially colon and rectal tumours are genetically the same cancer. Symptoms of colorectal cancer typically include rectal bleeding and anemia which are sometimes associated with weight loss and changes in bowel habits.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with colorectal cancer, 26% report having sharp abdominal pain, 14% report having rectal bleeding, and 6% report having blood in stool. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of colorectal cancer are mass or swelling around the anus, although you may still have colorectal cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with colorectal cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), x-ray computed tomography, rectal examination and hemoglobin a1c measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with colorectal cancer include fluorouracil, leucovorin, bevacizumab (avastin), oxaliplatin, dexamethasone topical product, capecitabine (xeloda), prochlorperazine (compro), irinotecan, heparin, palonosetron (aloxi), dexamethasone, cetuximab (erbitux) and granisetron .

Fluorouracil
$206
(21 days)
Leucovorin
$30
(28 days)
Bevacizumab (Avastin)
$4660
(21 days)
Oxaliplatin
$3827
(21 days)
Dexamethasone Topical Product

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Prochlorperazine (Compro)
$14
(14 days)
Irinotecan
$1521
(21 days)
Heparin
$52
(7 days)
Palonosetron (Aloxi)
$733
(21 days)
Dexamethasone
$13
(14 days)
Cetuximab (Erbitux)
$4901
(14 days)
Granisetron
$426
(14 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for colorectal cancer include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get colorectal cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
2.6x
75+ years
2.4x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.2x
Other
1.0x
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