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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. 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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    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  3. Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignant neoplasm worldwide [ 1 ] and the second leading cause of cancer deaths (irrespective of gender) in the United States.[ 2 ] It is estimated that there will be 142,570 new cases diagnosed in the United States in 2010 and 51,370 deaths due to this disease.[ 2 ] Between 1998 and 2006,CRC incidence rates in ...

  4. Stage IIIA Anal Cancer

    Stage IIIA anal cancer presents clinically as stage II in most instances and is determined to be IIIA by clinically evident perirectal nodal disease or adjacent organ involvement. Endorectal or endoanal ultrasound may aid in pretreatment staging. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Treatment as for stage I and II disease,using radiation therapy plus chemotherapy.[ 1,2 ] Radical resection is reserved ...

  5. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  6. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Stage II Rectal Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) STAGE II (OLD STAGING: DUKES’ B OR MODIFIED ASTLER-COLLER B2 AND B3) The ...

  9. To Learn More About Colon Cancer

    Find more information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) about colon cancer.

  10. Stages of Colon Cancer

    After colon cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the colon or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the colon or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the stage in order to plan ..

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