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  1. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Rectal Cancer

    Rectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the rectum. The rectum 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 ...

  2. Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 19 / 2012)

    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. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  3. Anal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IV Anal Cancer

    Patients in this stage should be considered candidates for clinical trials. Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site. There is no standard chemotherapy for patients with metastatic disease. Palliation of symptoms from the primary lesion is of major importance. STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Palliative surgery. Palliative irradiation. Palliative combined ...

  4. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062954-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Colon Cancer Treatment

  5. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient 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 Page What You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Colon and Rectum Colorectal Cancer Prevention Colorectal Cancer Screening Understanding Cancer Series: Gene Testing Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions and Answers For general cancer information and other resources from the ...

  6. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Colon Cancer Treatment.

  7. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  8. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  9. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I Colon Cancer Treatment

    Because of its localized nature, stage I colon cancer has a high cure rate.Standard Treatment Options for Stage I Colon CancerSurgeryStandard treatment options for stage I colon cancer include the following: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 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 information.)The quality-of-life component of this trial has been published and minimal short-term quality-of-life benefits with LAC were reported.[5][Level of evidence: 1iiC]Current Clinical TrialsCheck for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials

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

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