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Understanding Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells begin in the tissue of the colon or rectum. Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is another name for these forms of cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.
 
There are a number of possible symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as blood in the stool or unexplained weight loss (see Colorectal Cancer Symptoms to learn about specific signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer).
 
 
Some people have a combination of these treatments. While most chemotherapy medications are given intravenously (by IV), capecitabine is a form of chemotherapy that can be taken by mouth.
 
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