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  1. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - What is prevention?

    Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer.

  2. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - 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. Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Risks of Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Screening tests have risks. Decisions about screening tests can be difficult. Not all screening tests are helpful and most have risks. Before having any screening test,you may want to discuss the test with your doctor. It is important to know the risks of the test and whether it has been proven to reduce the risk of dying from cancer. The risks of colorectal cancer screening tests include ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Colorectal Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - 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.

  6. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Colon Cancer

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

  7. Rectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Cellular Classification and Pathology of Rectal Cancer

    The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of the colon and rectum include:[ 1 ] Epithelial Tumors Adenoma Tubular. Villous. Tubulovillous. Serrated. Intraepithelial neoplasia (dysplasia) associated with chronic inflammatory diseases Low-grade glandular intraepithelial neoplasia. High-grade glandular intraepithelial neoplasia. Carcinoma Adenocarcinoma. Mucinous ...

  8. Lynch Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Lynch Syndromes is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  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. Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about the treatment of colon cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES This ...

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