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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Living With a Colostomy

    What to expect when you have a colostomy.

  2. Curing Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer can come back after treatment. Find out what happens when it returns.

  3. Biopsy for Colorectal Cancer

    Learn more about how a biopsy for colorectal cancer is done and what to expect if you need one.

  4. Changes to This Summary (07 / 18 / 2011)

    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 Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2006 (cited American Cancer Society). ...

  5. Cancer,Colon

    Colon cancer is more commonly called colorectal cancer because the disorder most often affects both parts of the digestive tract,the colon and the rectum. It is one of the most common cancers found in the United States. The cause is unknown. In some people,the tendency to develop colon cancer may be inherited. Cancer is a disease in which the growth of abnormal cells,a tumor,leads to the ...

  6. Stage II Colon Cancer

    STAGE II (OLD STAGING: DUKES’ B OR MODIFIED ASTLER-COLLER [MAC] B2 AND B3) TREATMENT OPTIONS: Wide surgical resection and anastomosis. The role of laparoscopic techniques [ 1,2,3,4 ] in the treatment of colon cancer is under evaluation in a multicenter prospective randomized trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) to open colectomy.[ 5 ] The quality-of-life component of this ...

  7. General Information About Colon Cancer

    Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins,minerals,carbohydrates,fats,proteins,and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is made up of the esophagus,stomach,and the small and ...

  8. Stage IV and Recurrent Colon 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 IV (OLD STAGING: MODIFIED ASTLER-COLLER D) AND RECURRENT COLON CANCER ...

  9. Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    An overview of colon cancer screening guidelines for average-risk and high-risk people.

  10. Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

    Could you be at risk for colorectal cancer? Read more about risk factors, like family history and diet.

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