Colon Cancer Articles A-Z
Colon Cancer Signs - Colon Cancer Symptom
This page contains links to eMedTV Colon Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Colon Cancer Signs to Colon Cancer Symptom. 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.
Descriptions of Articles
- Colon Cancer Signs
Constipation, diarrhea, and blood in the stool are all possible colon cancer signs. As discussed in this eMedTV segment, however, symptoms do not usually appear in the earliest stages of the disease, which is why screening is so important.
- Colon Cancer Stages
As this eMedTV segment explains, the stages of colon cancer are used to express the progression of the cancer. The stages are numbered 0 through IV; the cancer may also be recurrent. The higher the number, the farther the cancer has progressed.
- Colon Cancer Statistics
In 2006, an estimated 148,610 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. This eMedTV resource compiles a variety of statistics concerning colon cancer, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis data.
- Colon Cancer Support
As this eMedTV segment explains, colon cancer support groups, members of the healthcare team, and loved ones can help those coping with the disease. This article discusses these and other sources of colon cancer support, such as social workers.
- Colon Cancer Surgery
In cases of colon cancer, surgery is the most commonly used treatment. This eMedTV segment explains in detail the various types of surgery for this disease, such as local excision, resection surgery, and radiofrequency ablation.
- Colon Cancer Survival Rates
As this eMedTV segment explains, for diseases such as colon cancer, survival rates refer to the percentage of people who survive for a specific period after diagnosis. This article includes five-year survival rates based on patients' race and sex.
- Colon Cancer Symptom
Blood in the stool is a common sign of colon cancer; however, as this eMedTV Web page explains, most people don't experience a single colon cancer symptom in the earliest stages of the disease. That's why screening tests are so important.