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  1. Stage III Colon Cancer Treatment

    Stage III colon cancer denotes lymph node involvement. Studies have indicated that the number of lymph nodes involved affects prognosis; patients with one to three involved nodes have a significantly better survival than those with four or more involved nodes.Standard Treatment Options for Stage III Colon CancerStandard treatment options for stage III colon cancer include the following:Surgery.Adjuvant chemotherapy.SurgerySurgery for stage III colon cancer is 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 (OS) 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

  2. 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. ...

  3. Stage I Rectal Cancer

    STAGE I (OLD STAGE: DUKES’ A OR MODIFIED ASTLER-COLLER A AND B1) Because of its localized nature,stage I has a high cure rate. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Wide surgical resection and anastomosis when an adequate low anterior resection (LAR) can be performed with sufficient distal rectum to allow a conventional anastomosis or coloanal anastomosis. Wide surgical resection with abdominoperineal .

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. .

  6. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  7. Treatment Option Overview for Colon Cancer

    Table 6. Standard Treatment Options for Stages 0–III Colon CancerStage (TNM Staging Criteria)Standard Treatment OptionsStage 0 Colon CancerSurgeryStage I Colon CancerSurgeryStage II Colon CancerSurgeryStage III Colon CancerSurgery Adjuvant chemotherapyTable 7. Treatment Options for Stage IV and Recurrent Colon CancerStage (TNM Staging Criteria)Treatment OptionsTreatment of Liver MetastasisSurgeryNeoadjuvant chemotherapyLocal ablationAdjuvant chemotherapyIntra-arterial chemotherapyTreatment of Stage IV and Recurrent Colon CancerSurgeryChemotherapy and targeted therapySecond-line chemotherapyPrimary Surgical TherapyStandard treatment for patients with colon cancer has been open surgical resection of the primary and regional lymph nodes for localized disease.The role of laparoscopic techniques [1,2,3,4] in the treatment of colon cancer has been examined in two studies.Evidence (laparoscopic techniques):A multicenter, prospective, randomized, noninferiority trial

  8. Treatment Option Overview

    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.) Treatment of rectal cancer is surgical resection of the primary tumor and ...

  9. To Learn More About Colon Cancer

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

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    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

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