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    1. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Changes to This Summary (02 / 27 / 2014)

      The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Editorial changes were made to this summary.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

    2. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Stage I Colon Cancer Treatment

      Because of its localized nature, stage I colon cancer has a high cure rate.Standard Treatment Options for Stage I Colon CancerSurgeryStandard treatment options for stage I colon cancer include the following:Wide surgical resection and anastomosis.Evidence (laparoscopic techniques):The role of laparoscopic techniques [1,2,3,4] in the treatment of colon cancer was examined in a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial (NCCTG-934653, now closed) comparing laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) with open colectomy.Three-year recurrence rates and 3-year overall survival rates were similar in the two groups. (Refer to the Primary Surgical Therapy section in the Treatment Option Overview section of this summary for more information.)The quality-of-life component of this trial has been published and minimal short-term quality-of-life benefits with LAC were reported.[5][Level of evidence: 1iiC]Current Clinical TrialsCheck for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials

    3. Colorectal Cancer - Colorectal Cancer Prevention

      Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent cancer.Avoiding cancer risk factors may help prevent certain cancers. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise. Increasing protective factors such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising may also help prevent some cancers. Talk to your doctor or other health care professional about how you might lower your risk of cancer.The following risk factors increase the risk of colorectal cancer:AgeThe risk of colorectal cancer increases after age 50. Most cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed after age 50.Family history of colorectal cancerHaving a parent, brother, sister, or child with colorectal cancer doubles a person's risk of colorectal cancer.Personal historyHaving a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Inherited riskThe risk of colorectal cancer is increased when certain gene changes linked to familial

    4. 10 Questions to Ask the Doctor About Colon Cancer

      WebMD offers 10 key questions to ask your doctor about colorectal cancer.

    5. Partnering With Your Doctor to Treat Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD offers suggestions for working with your doctor on a treatment plan for colorectal cancer.

    6. Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD explains chemotherapy for colorectal cancer, including side effects.

    7. Colorectal Cancer Surgery

      WebMD explains types of surgeries and other procedures to treat colorectal cancer.

    8. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- The Basics

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

    9. Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- Prevention

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

    10. Understanding Colon Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

      Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

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