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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258007-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.Colorectal Cancer Prevention

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

    Stage 0 colon cancer is the most superficial of all the lesions and is limited to the mucosa without invasion of the lamina propria. Because of its superficial nature, the surgical procedure may be limited.Standard Treatment Options for Stage 0 Colon CancerSurgeryStandard treatment options for stage 0 colon cancer include the following:Local excision or simple polypectomy with clear margins.Colon resection for larger lesions not amenable to local excision.Current Clinical TrialsCheck for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 colon 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.

  3. Specialists Who Treat Colorectal Cancer

    WebMD guides you through the process of assembling a medical team of specialists to provide the very best treatment plan for colorectal cancer.

  4. What You Need to Know About Proctoscopy

    Proctoscopy is a quick examination of the rectum to look for signs of colorectal cancer. WebMD tells you what to expect from the test.

  5. What Is Colorectal Cancer?

    WebMD explains the function of the colon and rectum and how colorectal cancer starts.

  6. Tips for Family and Friends of Cancer Patients

    A cancer diagnosis can profoundly affect family and friends. WebMD offers coping tips for loved ones.

  7. Living With a Colostomy

    Having a colostomy requires adjustments, but doesn't have to change your life. Learn more from WebMD.

  8. Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Learn more from WebMD about preventing colorectal cancer.

  9. Colorectal Cancer and Fatigue

    If you're experiencing fatigue from colorectal cancer treatment, try these coping suggestions from WebMD.

  10. Avastin Questions and Answers

    WebMD answers questions about Avastin, a drug used in the treatment of colorectal and other cancers.

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