In-depth

Complications

IBD and colon cancer: How often do you need screening?

Prevention

Colon cancer screening

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Fatigue

Rectal bleeding

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Biopsy procedures

Colonoscopy

Complete blood count (CBC)

CT scan

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Colectomy

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Living with an ostomy

Palliative care

Radiation therapy

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