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Videos: Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Risk Factors, Screening and Treatment

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

UChicago Medicine gastroenterologist Karen Kim, MD, talks about common symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as abdominal pain, blood in stool, anemia and unintentional weight loss.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include a sedentary lifestyle, eating too much red meat or processed foods, the presence of colorectal polyps and a family history of colon or rectal cancer. Gastroenterologist Karen Kim, MD, describes the risks.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

UChicago Medicine gastroenterologist and colon cancer expert Karen Kim, MD, describes the different screening methods to detect colorectal cancer, such as colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, testing for blood in stool, and more.

Colorectal Cancer Genetics and Family Risk

If you're at increased risk for colorectal cancer because of genetic factors, it's important to talk with your physician about the best screening plan for you and your family. UChicago Medicine colon cancer expert Karen Kim, MD, explains why.

Personalized Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

Because each case of colorectal cancer is unique, it's crucial to seek out care from a team of specialists. Karen Kim, MD, describes how UChicago Medicine experts in gastroenterology, oncology, surgery and radiation therapy work together to tailor treatment plans.

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