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Colon and Rectal Cancer

Treating colon and rectal cancers

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Stop colon and rectal cancer
before it starts


Colon and rectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. Early detection is important. Why? Because screening tests can help find colon polyps before they become cancerous. To stop colon and rectal cancer before it starts, the American Cancer Society recommends you begin colorectal screenings at age 50.

At Fairview, we partner with respected providers in colorectal screening and cancer care. You should discuss with your health care provider the advantages of different screening tests and how often they should be performed. If you have a parent or a sibling who has had colon cancer or polyps, your health care provider may want to screen you at an earlier age and more often.

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When to call your doctor
Whatever your age, you should call your health care provider immediately if you notice:

  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Stools that change significantly in size and color
  • A change in your bowel movements, especially if you have bouts
    of constipation that alternate with bouts of diarrhea
  • Pain in your lower abdomen that doesn’t go away or that comes back often
  • A feeling of discomfort or the urge to move your bowels when there's no stool present

For more information
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 612-672-7272.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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