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  1. Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

    Could you be at risk for colorectal cancer? Learn more from WebMD about risk factors like family history, a history of other GI disorders, and diet.

  2. Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    WebMD provides an overview of colon cancer screening guidelines for average-risk and high-risk people.

  3. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Symptoms

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Prevention

    Get tips for preventing colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Understanding Colon Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

  6. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- The Basics

    Get the basics on colorectal cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  8. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062726-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Rectal Cancer Treatment

  9. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage 0 Rectal Cancer

    Stage 0 rectal cancer is the most superficial of all rectal lesions and is limited to the mucosa without invasion of the lamina propria. Because of its superficial nature, surgical and other procedures may be limited. Standard treatment options:Local excision or simple polypectomy.[1]Full-thickness rectal resection by the transanal or transcoccygeal route for large lesions not amenable to local excision.Endocavitary radiation therapy.[2,3,4]Local radiation therapy.[2]Current Clinical TrialsCheck for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 rectal cancer. The list of clinical trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.References: Bailey HR, Huval WV, Max E, et al.: Local excision of carcinoma of the rectum for cure. Surgery 111 (5): 555-61, 1992. Kodner IJ, Gilley MT, Shemesh EI, et al.: Radiation

  10. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Rectal Cancer

    Treatment decisions should be made with reference to the TNM classification system,[ 1 ] rather than the older Dukes or the Modified Astler-Coller (MAC) classification schema. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and a National Cancer Institute-sponsored panel recommended that at least 12 lymph nodes be examined in patients with colon and rectal cancer to confirm the absence of nodal ...

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