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Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

  1. Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection

    Colorectal cancer may be treated with a laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection, an operation in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed and a colostomy performed. Learn more from WebMD.

  2. Inherited Colorectal Cancer

    WebMD explains the two most common inherited forms of colorectal cancer and how they are detected and treated.

  3. Colostomy Questions and Answers

    WebMD provides answers to questions about living with a colostomy, including care, travel, and supplies.

  4. Clinical Trials for Colorectal Cancer

    WebMD explains the basics of participating in a clinical trial if you have colorectal cancer.

  5. Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer

    Follow-up care after treatment for colorectal cancer is very important. WebMD tells you what to expect.

  6. Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy screens for abnormalities, including cancer, in the colon and rectum. Learn more from WebMD.

  7. Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trials

    Participation in colorectal cancer clinical trials can provide up-to-the-minute treatment. WebMD directs you to organizations that list ongoing clinical trials.

  8. Tips for Family and Friends of People With Colorectal Cancer

    WebMD offers coping tips for family and friends of someone with diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

  9. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification of Colon Cancer

    Histologic types of colon cancer include the following:Adenocarcinoma (most colon cancers).Mucinous (colloid) adenocarcinoma.Signet ring adenocarcinoma.Scirrhous tumors.Neuroendocrine.[1] Tumors with neuroendocrine differentiation typically have a poorer prognosis than pure adenocarcinoma variants.References: Saclarides TJ, Szeluga D, Staren ED: Neuroendocrine cancers of the colon and rectum. Results of a ten-year experience. Dis Colon Rectum 37 (7): 635-42, 1994.

  10. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Rectal Cancer

    Treatment decisions should be made with reference to the TNM classification system,[1] rather than the older Dukes or the Modified Astler-Coller classification schema. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and a National Cancer Institute-sponsored panel recommended that at least 12 lymph nodes be examined in patients with colon and rectal cancer to confirm the absence of nodal involvement by the tumor.[2,3,4] This recommendation takes into consideration that the number of lymph nodes examined is a reflection of both the aggressiveness of lymphovascular mesenteric dissection at the time of surgical resection and the pathologic identification of nodes in the specimen. Retrospective studies, such as Intergroup trial INT-0089 [EST-2288], have demonstrated that the number of lymph nodes examined in colon and rectal surgery may be associated with patient outcome.[5,6,7,8]The staging system does not apply to the following histologies:Sarcoma. (See the

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