2 questions about colorectal cancer

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  • You are seeing a 55 year old male patient in your office who has a known diagnosis of hemorrhoids and constipation as well as a family history of colorectal cancer. Your patient states that he has seen a steady increase of rectal bleeding and has had a consistent feeling of abdominal fullness recently. What are three questions about his history would you want to note before moving any further to rule out colorectal cancer?
  • After discussing the patient’s health history (question 1), what is your next step in determining whether this patient is experiencing colorectal cancer as opposed to irregular bowel patterns?

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