Clinical Features of Colorectal Cancer

  • Marcin Włodarczyk
  • Aleksandra Sobolewska-Włodarczyk


Most colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are symptomatic at time of diagnosis, what is associated with more advanced stage and poorer clinical outcomes. CRC may be diagnosed after the onset of symptoms or through screening colonoscopy or fecal occult blood testing in the majority of patients. Screening of asymptomatic individuals for CRC is advocated by major societies and preventive care organizations. However, while compliance with CRC screening guidelines is steadily improving, it is still relatively low.


Colorectal cancer Clinical diagnosis Clinical symptoms Clinical features 



American Joint Committee on Cancer


Colorectal cancer


Computed tomography


Magnetic resonance imaging


Union for International Cancer Control


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Włodarczyk
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aleksandra Sobolewska-Włodarczyk
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineMedical University of LodzLodzPoland
  2. 2.Department of General and Colorectal Surgery, Faculty of Military MedicineMedical University of LodzLodzPoland
  3. 3.Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Military MedicineMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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