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Colon Symptoms and Causes

The Colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • A feeling that your bowel does not empty completely
  • Blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool
  • Stools that are narrower than usual
  • Frequent gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated
  • Weight loss with no known reason
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting

Because you may not have symptoms at first, it's important to have screening tests. Everyone over 50 should get screened. Tests include Colonoscopy and tests for blood in the stool. Treatments for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination. Surgery can usually cure it when it is found early.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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Colon Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting Genetic Mosaicism in Hirschsprung's Disease
Condition: Hirschsprung Disease
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: New somatic mutation;   Correlation disease type
2 Not yet recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Severe Clostridium Difficile Associated Colitis
Condition: Clostridium Difficile
Intervention: Drug: fecal microbiota transplantation
Outcome Measures: Resolution of severe CDAD;   Recurrence of CDAD;   all cause mortality;   Need for colectomy;   Morbidity
3 Unknown  Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for the Diagnosis of a-Ganglionosis, a Controlled Prospective Trial (EDGE Trial)
Conditions: Constipation;   Hirschsprung Disease
Intervention: Procedure: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Outcome Measure: The number of EMR Biopsies that are diagnostic specimens
4 Recruiting Hirschsprung Disease Genetic Study
Condition: Hirschsprung Disease
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Discovery of new genes and gene variants associated with Hirschsprung disease;   Correlation of genetic variants with disease risk, presentation, complications and clinical outcomes