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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Stage IIIB Anal Cancer

    The presence of inguinal nodes that are involved with metastatic disease (unilateral or bilateral) is a poor prognostic sign,although cure of this stage of disease is possible. Because of the poor prognosis associated with this stage,patients should be included in clinical trials whenever possible. Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site. STANDARD ...

  2. Treatment Options for Colon Cancer

    Stage 0 Colon Cancer (Carcinoma in Situ) Treatment of stage 0 (carcinoma in situ) may include the following types of surgery: Local excision or simple polypectomy. Resection/anastomosis. This is done when the cancerous tissue is too large to remove by local excision. Stage I Colon Cancer Treatment of stage I colon cancer is usually resection/anastomosis. Stage II Colon Cancer Treatment of ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  5. Stage I Anal Cancer

    Stage I anal cancer was formerly treated with abdominoperineal resection. Current sphincter-sparing therapies include wide local excision for small tumors of the perianal skin or anal margin,or definitive chemoradiation (fluorouracil and mitomycin) for cancers of the anal canal. Salvage chemoradiotherapy (fluorouracil and cisplatin plus a radiation boost) may avoid permanent colostomy in ...

  6. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  7. Changes to This Summary (02 / 08 / 2013)

    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.General Information About Rectal Cancer Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment 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.

  8. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage 0 Rectal Cancer Treatment of stage 0 (carcinoma in situ) rectal cancer may include the following: Local excision (surgery to remove the tumor without cutting into the abdomen) or simple polypectomy (surgery to remove a growth that protrudes from the

  9. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  10. Changes to This Summary (02 / 26 / 2013)

    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.SignificanceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 2 and Howlader et al. as reference 3).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.

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