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10 Questions to Ask the Doctor About Colon Cancer

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with colon cancer, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. How far has my cancer spread?
  2. What stage is my cancer?  What does that mean?
  3. How soon do I need to start treatment?
  4. Which treatments do I need? What are the side effects?
  5. Which specialists will I see? What are their roles?
  6. What is your experience in treating people with colon cancer?
  7. What are my chances for recovery after treatment?
  8. Will I need a colostomy? Will it be permanent?
  9. How often will I need checkups after treatment?
  10. What can I do to stop my cancer from coming back?

 

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Cellular Classification and Pathology of Rectal Cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of the colon and rectum include the following:[1] Epithelial Tumors Adenoma Tubular. Villous. Tubulovillous. Serrated. Intraepithelial neoplasia (dysplasia) associated with chronic inflammatory diseases Low-grade glandular intraepithelial neoplasia. High-grade glandular intraepithelial neoplasia. Carcinoma Adenocarcinoma. Mucinous adenocarcinoma. Signet-ring cell carcinoma...

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Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 29, 2013
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