North Houston Cancer Clinics

Colorectal Cancer

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our expert specialists are fully dedicated to providing patients with the best care, support, and personalized colorectal cancer treatment plans. We have advanced technology diagnostic procedures with the best-trained staff and experienced oncologists for your cancer treatment. Don't wait for anything. Contact North Houston Cancer Clinics for your colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatments.

What Is Colorectal Cancer ?

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common type of developing cancer in the world, according to current research. It is also called Bowel Cancer, Rectal Cancer, and Colon Cancer. This cancer is more likely to occur in patients of age above 50 years. Colorectal cancer affects the colon, which means the large intestine or rectum stores our stool. It means it happens in the lower abdominal region of our body and can cause severe harm and pain in a specific area. Not maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Treatments & Diagnostics

When colon cancer has been diagnosed, doctors will start performing tests to find out the specific location of cancerous cells. After that, the colorectal cancer treatment begins. Following are some standard reported treatments available at North Houston Cancer Clinics.

  1. Immunotherapy 
  2. Surgery to remove the polyps or tumor
  3. Radiation Therapy
  4. Targeted Therapy


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Common Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

In the early stages of colorectal cancer, no visible symptoms are typically evident. The following are some common signs and symptoms that help doctors diagnose colorectal cancer. They include: 

  • Pain in the abdominal region
  • Changes in bowel movements 
  • Diarrhea or Loose Motion
  • Constipation 
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue of feeling of tiredness
  • Dark stools
  • Blood in feces
  • A sense of fullness and bloating

These are the commonly reported signs and symptoms that will help in colorectal cancer diagnosis, which will help in safe and effective colorectal cancer treatment. Early detection of colorectal cancer helps around 40% of people in managing cancer. While these symptoms are prevalent and can be present due to different medical conditions, you need to visit the doctor.

North Houston Cancer Clinics has an expert staff that provides accurate and precise colorectal cancer diagnosis. We are dedicated to providing the best colorectal cancer treatment to our patients.

Types of Colorectal Cancer

Following are these common types of colorectal cancer. Each type of cancer is different because of its location and another mode of treatment plan.

  1. Leiomyosarcomas
  2. Melanomas
  3. Gastrointestinal Tumors
  4. Carcinoid Tumor
  5. Adenocarcinoma 
  6. Colon Cancer
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Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

Colorectal Cancer diagnosis depends upon the size of the tumor, or we can call this tumor a poly. This polyp becomes fatal and cancerous when it is not treated or removed. Some standard colorectal diagnosis procedures are practiced at North Houston Cancer Clinics are as follows,

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Colonoscopy: It is an essential diagnostic tool for colorectal cancer as it shows accurate and precise results about the position of the tumor. This process involves a long, flexible colonoscope inside the colon and rectum to see the whole picture. It may remove a small sample of tissue or polyp for the examination. It has a camera and a light attached to it. This process is painless, but doctors recommend giving sedatives to the patients before the procedure to ensure a calm environment.

Blood Stool Test: Different types of blood tests are performed to ensure the check about the blood chemistry. In this test, blood from the stool sample is taken for the colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Imaging scans: including ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI, can help diagnose if cancer has started to spread to other parts of the body. This detection will help in effective colorectal cancer treatments.

Radiotherapy: Radiation therapy includes radiation and waves to destroy the cancer cells inside the blood. This therapy is also given before the stem cell transplant.

CT Colonography: This blood cancer treatment method includes an infusion of healthy cells which are mainly blood-forming cells into the bloodstream. These healthy cells are called stem cells and they can be collected from the bone marrow as well as from the blood of the umbilical cord.

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North Houston Cancer Clinics Where Your Cancer Journey Meets Cure

We specialize in diagnosing critical cancer cases and providing effective and personalized treatment plans to our patients according to their situation.

Frequently Asked Question

The first symptom that appears after having colorectal cancer includes changes in your bowel movements. You will feel frequent diarrhea or constipation with rectal bleeding. Restlessness occurs in your abdominal area, like gas or pain. You will also feel tiredness and fatigue.

A person having cancer in the colon will have a survival rate of 90%, according to the research, if the cancer is detected early by colorectal cancer diagnosis. Because if the cancer spreads to other tissues and parts, then it will be challenging to provide effective colorectal cancer treatment to the patient.

About 90 % of colorectal cancer are caused by these five reasons. One of the main reasons is a low fiber diet and a high fatty diet with alcohol intake. Tobacco consumption also causes colorectal cancer. These are the causes that are reported after a colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Researchers suggest that people might prevent colorectal cancer by maintaining their physical activity and diet and by avoiding other bad habits, which include tobacco and alcohol intake.

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