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    Colorectal Cancer Health Center

    Medical Reference Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Advanced Colorectal Cancer: What to Expect

      When colorectal cancer spreads to other parts of your body, it’s called advanced or metastatic disease. There are treatments that can help you feel better and live longer.

    2. Colorectal Cancer: Your Treatment Options

      No one treatment is right for every person with colorectal cancer. Learn more about the treatment options.

    3. Coping With Cancer

      A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. WebMD has tips for coping and for making preparations to ensure your medical wishes are honored.

    4. Colorectal Cancer Glossary of Terms

      WebMD provides a glossary of medical terms related to colorectal cancer.

    5. Colorectal Cancer: Personal Stories

      Personal stories about colorectal cancer.

    6. Colonoscopy

      Find out from WebMD what happens before, during, and after a colonoscopy, a test that examines your rectum and lower bowel for abnormalities.

    7. Monoclonal Antibodies for Treating Colorectal Cancer

      WebMD explains the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat advanced colorectal cancer, including side effects.

    8. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Rectal Cancer

      For more information from the National Cancer Institute about rectal cancer, see the following:Colon and Rectal Cancer Home PageWhat You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Colon and RectumColorectal Cancer PreventionColorectal Cancer ScreeningTests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and PolypsUnusual Cancers of ChildhoodCryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and AnswersDrugs Approved for Rectal CancerTargeted Cancer TherapiesUnderstanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies(Advances in Targeted Therapies)Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer SyndromesFor general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:What You Need to Know About™ CancerUnderstanding Cancer Series: CancerCancer StagingChemotherapy and You: Support for People With CancerRadiation Therapy and You: Support for People With CancerCoping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative CareQuestions to Ask Your Doctor About CancerCancer LibraryInformation For

    9. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - General Information About 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.) Related Summaries Other PDQ summaries containing information related to rectal ...

    10. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Overview

      Note: Separate PDQ summaries on Colorectal Cancer Screening; Colon Cancer Treatment; and Rectal Cancer Treatment are also available.Factors Associated With Increased Risk of Colorectal CancerExcessive alcohol useBased on solid evidence from observational studies, excessive alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC).[1,2,3]Magnitude of Effect: A pooled analysis of eight cohort studies estimated an adjusted relative risk (RR) of 1.41 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.16–1.72) for consumption exceeding 45 g/day.Study Design: Cohort studies.Internal Validity: Fair.Consistency: Fair.External Validity: Fair.Cigarette smokingBased on solid evidence, cigarette smoking is associated with increased incidence and mortality from CRC.Magnitude of Effect: A pooled analysis of 106 observational studies estimated an adjusted RR (current smokers vs. never smokers) for developing CRC of 1.18 (95% CI, 1.11–1.25).Study Design:

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