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This page contains links to eMedTV Colon Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from About Colon Cancer to Causes of Colon Cancer. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • About Colon Cancer
    This segment of the eMedTV archives presents some things about colon cancer that you need to know. This includes possible risk factors for the condition and what happens once the diagnosis is confirmed. A link to more information is also provided.
  • After Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    After Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Alternatives to Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    Alternatives to Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Avasta
    Avastin is often prescribed as a treatment for different types of cancer. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of the drug and includes a link to more detailed information. Avasta is a common misspelling of Avastin.
  • Avastin
    Avastin is commonly used in the treatment of specific types of cancer. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of the drug, including what cancers it treats, how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
  • Avastin and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explores the issues surrounding Avastin and breastfeeding. It explains the manufacturer's recommendations, describes the dangers the drug may present to a nursing infant, and stresses the importance of talking to your doctor.
  • Avastin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV Web page offers a discussion on Avastin and pregnancy. It describes the results of animal studies, explains how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy, and discusses circumstances in which the medication may still be taken.
  • Avastin Dosage
    Various factors can affect the Avastin dosage a person is prescribed, which this eMedTV page lists. Tips and suggestions for those taking the drug are provided, as are the recommended Avastin dosing guidelines when treating certain types of cancer.
  • Avastin Drug Interactions
    At this time, there are no known Avastin drug interactions. However, as this page of the eMedTV library explains, because drug interactions have not specifically been studied in Avastin, some may exist that just haven't been discovered yet.
  • Avastin for Lung Cancer
    If you have lung cancer that has metastasized, you may benefit from a drug called Avastin. This eMedTV resource gives a brief description of how this medicine is used for lung cancer and includes a link to more detailed information on Avastin's uses.
  • Avastin Side Effects
    Although complications don't often occur with the use of Avastin, side effects are possible. As a result, this eMedTV Web page offers a list of the most common reactions, rare side effects, and problems that may require prompt medical attention.
  • Avastin Uses
    Avastin is used for treating specific types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. This eMedTV article describes these uses in detail, explaining how the drug works to combat cancer, whether it is given to children, and off-label Avastin uses.
  • Avastin Warnings and Precautions
    Because knowing Avastin warnings and precautions can help ensure a safe treatment process, this eMedTV segment provides some of the most common. This includes people who should avoid the drug and things to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Avastine
    Avastin is a prescription drug used in the treatment of certain types of cancer. This eMedTV article presents a brief overview of the drug and includes a link to more detailed information. Avastine is a common misspelling of Avastin.
  • Barium Enema
    This video describes how a barium enema is conducted and what the results are used for.
  • Bayer Stivarga
    As discussed in this eMedTV Web page, Stivarga is a chemotherapy drug made by Bayer. This article gives a brief overview of this medication, with details on the type of cancer it is approved to treat, generic availability, and more.
  • Before the Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Procedure
    This video segment explains how you will be prepared before your flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Camptosar
    Camptosar is a drug prescribed in the treatment of certain cancers that affect the colon or rectum. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this chemotherapy medicine, with details on how it is given, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Camptosar and Breastfeeding
    Due to the possible risks, women who are using Camptosar (irinotecan) are usually advised not to breastfeed. This eMedTV article examines whether the drug passes through breast milk and describes possible complications that may occur in an infant.
  • Camptosar and Imodium
    If you develop late-onset diarrhea with Camptosar, a doctor may prescribe Imodium or similar products. This eMedTV Web page explains why it is important to seek treatment if you develop diarrhea. This article also links to more details on this topic.
  • Camptosar and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Camptosar (irinotecan) could be dangerous for pregnant women to use. This article takes a look at the results of animal studies involving Camptosar, explaining how the drug could cause miscarriages or birth defects.
  • Camptosar Chemotherapy Information
    A doctor may prescribe Camptosar for the treatment of colon or rectal cancer in adults. This eMedTV page contains some basic information on Camptosar, including possible side effects of this chemotherapy drug. A link to more details is also included.
  • Camptosar Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, Camptosar is a chemotherapy drug that is administered intravenously to help treat colon or rectal cancer. This page examines specific dosing guidelines for Camptosar and explains what to expect during treatment.
  • Camptosar Drug Interactions
    The chickenpox vaccine and cyclosporine are among the many drugs that can interact with Camptosar. This eMedTV Web selection describes other medicines that may interfere with Camptosar, and explains how to reduce your risk for serious problems.
  • Camptosar Overdose
    Severe diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding problems may occur with an overdose on Camptosar (irinotecan). This eMedTV resource describes other problems that can occur if too much of this drug is given and covers possible treatment options.
  • Camptosar Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, most people receiving Camptosar will develop some type of side effect, such as diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. This page contains the results of extensive clinical studies on the side effects of this drug.
  • Camptosar Uses
    Adults who have colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other areas may be treated with Camptosar. This eMedTV Web selection provides an explanation on how this chemotherapy drug works and describes some possible off-label uses for Camptosar.
  • Camptosar Warnings and Precautions
    Camptosar may increase your risk for infection, bleeding, anemia, and other problems. This eMedTV segment features other warnings and precautions for using Camptosar safely, with details on what your doctor needs to know about your medical history.
  • Can Camptosar Be Given Simultaneously With Leucovorin?
    As this eMedTV article explains, Camptosar can be used alone, or in combination with leucovorin and other chemotherapy medications. This page also addresses the question of whether Camptosar can be given simultaneously with leucovorin.
  • Can Erbitux Cure Cancer?
    One of the most pressing questions a person with cancer has is whether a drug can cure the condition. This eMedTV segment looks at whether Erbitux can cure cancer and includes a link to more information on the uses for this drug.
  • Cancer of the Colon
    This eMedTV article presents a discussion of cancer of the colon. This segment describes possible risk factors and symptoms, but stresses that these do not always mean the disease is present. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Capcitabine
    This eMedTV page takes a look at capecitabine, a drug used to treat breast and colorectal cancer. This page describes how capecitabine works, tips on taking the drug, and possible overdose symptoms. Capcitabine is a common misspelling of capecitabine.
  • Capecitabine
    Capecitabine is often used to help treat certain types of breast or colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the medicine, including how it works to combat the cancer, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Capecitabine (Xeloda)
    This eMedTV resource takes a quick look at the drug capecitabine, the generic name for Xeloda. It describes the two types of cancer this medicine can treat, lists possible side effects, and explains situations when its use is not recommended.
  • Capecitabine Dosing
    The capecitabine dosing guidelines that healthcare providers follow are affected by certain factors, which this eMedTV article describes. This article also highlights some suggestions on when and how to take capecitabine.
  • Causes of Colon Cancer
    The exact causes of colon cancer are not known. However, as this eMedTV article explains, there are certain risk factors (such as smoking or a history of polyps) that do increase your chances of developing it.
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