Suggested Checkups and Tests for Men

Screening tests can help men stay healthy. Find out which tests you need based on age, health and risks for other health problems.

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Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms and Signs

It is important to remember that the symptoms and signs of colorectal cancer listed in this section are the same as those of extremely common conditions that are not cancer, such as hemorrhoids and IBS. When cancer is suspected, these symptoms usually have begun recently, are severe and long lasting, and change over time. By […]

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How is colon cancer found?

Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* Colorectal cancer screening tests In many cases, these tests can find colorectal cancers at an early stage and greatly improve treatment outcomes. Screening tests can help prevent some cancers by allowing doctors to remove polyps that might become cancer. In general, both men and women at average risk of colorectal […]

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Can colorectal cancer be prevented?

Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* Even though we don’t know the exact cause of most colorectal cancers, it is possible to prevent many of them. Screening tests Regular screening is one of the best ways to help prevent colorectal cancer. Some polyps, or growths, can be found and removed before they have the chance to […]

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What are risk factors for colon cancer?

Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon*  (Consultant General Surgeon/ CTMH) While we do not know the exact cause of most colorectal cancers, there are certain known risk factors that affect a person’s chance of getting the disease. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be controlled; others, such as a person’s age, cannot. Risk factors you cannot […]

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What is colorectal cancer?

Submitted By Dr. Darley Solomon* What is cancer? The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly way. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells […]

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