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  1. Stage IV Anal Cancer

    Patients in this stage should be considered candidates for clinical trials. Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site. There is no standard chemotherapy for patients with metastatic disease. Palliation of symptoms from the primary lesion is of major importance. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Palliative surgery. Palliative irradiation. Palliative combined ...

  2. Recurrent Colon Cancer

    Recurrent colon cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the colon or in other parts of the body,such as the liver,lungs,or both. ...

  3. Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on Anal Cancer treatment.

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Rectal Cancer Treatment.

  5. Overview

    Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Colorectal Cancer Screening; Colon Cancer Treatment; and Rectal Cancer Treatment are also available. Factors Associated With Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer Excessive alcohol use Based on solid evidence from observational studies,excessive alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC).[ 1,2,3 ] Magnitude of Effect: A pooled ...

  6. Treatment Option Overview

    Abdominoperineal resection leading to permanent colostomy was previously thought to be required for all but small anal cancers below the dentate line,with approximately 70% of patients surviving 5 or more years in single institutions,[ 1 ] but such surgery is no longer the treatment of choice.[ 2,3 ] Radiation therapy alone may lead to a 5-year survival rate in excess of 70%,although high ...

  7. Stage IV and Recurrent Colon Cancer Treatment

    Stage IV colon cancer denotes distant metastatic disease. Treatment of recurrent colon cancer depends on the sites of recurrent disease demonstrable by physical examination and/or radiographic studies. In addition to standard radiographic procedures, radioimmunoscintography may add clinical information that may affect management.[1] Such approaches have not led to improvements in long-term outcome measures such as survival.Treatment Options for Stage IV and Recurrent Colon CancerTreatment options for stage IV and recurrent colon cancer include the following:Surgical resection of locally recurrent cancer.Surgical resection and anastomosis or bypass of obstructing or bleeding primary lesions in selected metastatic cases.Resection of liver metastases in selected metastatic patients (5-year cure rate for resection of solitary or combination metastases exceeds 20%) or ablation in selected

  8. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with colon cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with colon cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study ...

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Colorectal Cancer Screening.

  10. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site’s Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English. ...

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