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  • Colon Cancer Symptoms
    A few common symptoms of colon cancer include blood in the stool, unusually narrow stools, and diarrhea. This eMedTV segment discusses colon cancer symptoms and stresses the importance of screening to detect the disease in its early stages.
  • Colon Cancer Symptoms and Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV resource explains, by the time a person has colon cancer symptoms, and a diagnosis is made, the cancer will have likely progressed beyond its earliest stages. This article discusses the symptoms and diagnosis of this disease.
  • Colon Cancer Treatment
    As this eMedTV segment explains, treating colon cancer may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of methods. This article talks about treatment options, second opinions, follow-up care, and clinical trials on colon cancer.
  • Colon Cancer Treatment by Stage
    It is common to classify colon cancer treatment by stage, or the extent of the disease. This eMedTV segment breaks down colon cancer treatment by stage and describes common treatments employed for stage 0 through stage IV and recurrent colon cancer.
  • Colon Cancer Treatment Side Effects
    Examples of colon cancer treatment side effects include pain, fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource discusses colon cancer treatment side effects associated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
  • Colon Cancer Treatments
    Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are among the available treatments for colon cancer. This eMedTV article describes the factors that affect your treatment plan and how your healthcare provider will minimize side effects.
  • Colon Canser
    Colon cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the first and longest portion of the large intestine. This eMedTV article lists symptoms of colon cancer and explores risk factors for the disease. Colon canser is a common misspelling of colon cancer.
  • Colonoscopy Alternatives
    This multimedia clip discusses the various alternatives to colonoscopy that are available.
  • Colonoscopy Procedure
    This multimedia clip describes in detail what takes place during a colonoscopy.
  • Common Colon Problems
    This video clip illustrates some of the common problems that may occur in the colon.
  • Common Problems in the Colon and Rectum
    This video clip describes some of the common problems found in the colon and rectum, such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
  • Does Tonalin CLA Work?
    This segment of the eMedTV library explores the effectiveness of Tonalin CLA supplements. It lists some of the possible benefits (such as lowering body fat) and describes the research that has been done to determine whether Tonalin CLA really works.
  • Does Vectibix Work?
    By binding to the surface of cancer cells, Vectibix helps to slow down the progression of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV segment explains whether Vectibix works and if it can help extend overall survival. A link to more details is also included.
  • Drug Interactions With Capecitabine
    This eMedTV Web page explains that drug interactions with capecitabine may occur if the drug is combined with leucovorin, phenytoin, or warfarin. This page describes how these drug interactions can increase your risk of side effects and bleeding.
  • Eloxatin
    Eloxatin is a prescription drug used to slow down the progression and spread of colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
  • Eloxatin and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) passes through human breast milk. However, as this eMedTV Web selection explains, this drug can be toxic, and it is generally not recommended for women to breastfeed while undergoing Eloxatin treatment.
  • Eloxatin and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV resource explains, it's generally considered unsafe for women to receive Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) during pregnancy. This page explains why it is a Category D drug, and describes what happened when the medication was given to pregnant animals.
  • Eloxatin Chemotherapy Information
    Adults with certain types of colon or rectal cancer may benefit from Eloxatin. This eMedTV article contains more information on this chemotherapy drug, including how Eloxatin works and possible safety concerns. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Eloxatin Dosage
    Your specific Eloxatin dosing regimen will be based on your height, weight, and other factors. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at dosing guidelines for this chemotherapy drug, including how it is given and the duration of treatment.
  • Eloxatin Drug Interactions
    Combining Eloxatin with drugs like warfarin, digoxin, or clozapine may lead to dangerous interactions. This eMedTV selection contains a detailed list of other products that can interfere with Eloxatin, with a description of the problems that can occur.
  • Eloxatin Overdose
    Chest pain, breathing problems, and even death could occur if you receive too much Eloxatin (oxaliplatin). This eMedTV Web selection describes other possible overdose symptoms and explains how a healthcare provider might treat any problems that occur.
  • Eloxatin Side Effects
    Nerve problems and low blood cell counts are among the most commonly reported Eloxatin side effects. This eMedTV segment presents a detailed list of other reactions this drug might cause, including potentially dangerous problems that require medical care.
  • Eloxatin Uses
    Available by prescription only, Eloxatin is used to treat certain types of colon or rectal cancer in adults. This eMedTV page examines these specific types of cancer, and explains how Eloxatin can help prevent the progression and spread of this disease.
  • Eloxatin Warnings and Precautions
    People with certain existing medical conditions or allergies may not be able to receive Eloxatin. This eMedTV page describes some safety warnings and precautions you should be aware of with Eloxatin, including when this drug may cause serious reactions.
  • Erbatux
    People with SCCHN or advanced colorectal cancer may be given Erbitux as part of their treatment. This eMedTV resource lists possible side effects and describes how this medication is given. Erbatux is a common misspelling of Erbitux.
  • Erbitux
    The prescription drug Erbitux is used to treat a couple of different types of cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web site lists these types, explains how this drug works, and discusses possible side effects, among other things.
  • Erbitux and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Erbitux (cetuximab) recommends that breastfeeding women avoid this drug. This eMedTV article explains why and discusses the risks the medicine may present to a nursing infant, but urges women to discuss this with their doctor.
  • Erbitux and Lung Cancer
    Can lung cancer be treated with Erbitux? This eMedTV selection provides the answer and also offers a link to more in-depth information on the various uses for this prescription anti-cancer drug.
  • Erbitux and Pregnancy
    The Food and Drug Administration considers Erbitux (cetuximab) a pregnancy Category C drug. This eMedTV article describes the results of animal studies that led to this classification and explains when Erbitux may still be given to a pregnant woman.
  • Erbitux and Radiation
    In certain cases, a person's cancer treatment will combine Erbitux and radiation. This selection from the eMedTV archives describes when this combination is given, the effects it may have on cancer, and the drug's limitations.
  • Erbitux Average Treatment Length
    This eMedTV article explains that when using Erbitux, the average treatment length depends on various factors, including the condition being treated. This page discusses this topic in some detail, with a link to more information on dosing guidelines.
  • Erbitux Chemotherapy Information
    This eMedTV article provides some basic information on Erbitux, a chemotherapy drug used to treat two specific types of cancer. This segment outlines these uses, describes what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and links to more information.
  • Erbitux Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that when treating cancer with Erbitux, dosing starts at 400 mg per meter squared for the first week, followed by 250 each week thereafter. This page also has tips to ensure the safety and effectiveness of each dose.
  • Erbitux Drug Interactions
    At this time, there are no known drug interactions with Erbitux; however, as this eMedTV selection explains, interactions could be discovered at a later date, so it is always good to review your medications with your healthcare provider.
  • Erbitux Mode of Action
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site describes the mode of action for Erbitux, a drug used to treat certain kinds of cancer. This page explains how this medication works and includes a link to a full-length article on this medication.
  • Erbitux Overdose
    There are no reported cases of an actual overdose with Erbitux (cetuximab); however, as this eMedTV page explains, when two and a half times the usual dose was given, no serious effects occurred. The risks an overdose could present are also discussed.
  • Erbitux Side Effects
    Because Erbitux is likely to cause side effects, this eMedTV segment lists some of the most common ones reported in clinical trials, like skin reactions and weight loss. It also describes problems that require medical care, like infusion reactions.
  • Erbitux Skin Rash
    If you experience a skin rash with Erbitux, this could be a sign of a potentially serious problem, so you should report it to your healthcare provider. Triggers for this adverse reaction and ways to avoid it are also discussed.
  • Erbitux Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, Erbitux can be used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat advanced colorectal cancer and cancer affecting the head and neck. This segment explains how this drug works and discusses off-label uses as well.
  • Erbitux Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV Web page explains why, during treatment with Erbitux, you need to limit your time in the sun and wear sunscreen and protective clothing when you do go outside. Other important Erbitux precautions and warnings are also included.
  • Erbutux
    Erbitux is an anti-cancer medication given by a process called infusion. This eMedTV resource explains what this means and lists the conditions this drug is approved to treat. Erbutux is a common misspelling of Erbitux.
  • Evastin
    Avastin is commonly prescribed to treat certain types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource briefly explains how the drug works, lists a few side effects, and describes how it is given. Evastin is a common misspelling of Avastin.
  • Expected Results Without a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    Expected Results Without Colonoscopy
  • Facts About Colin Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, colon cancer occurs when cancer cells originate in the colon (part of the digestive system). This page offers an overview of the condition. Facts about colin cancer is a common misspelling and variation of colon cancer.
  • Finger Exam
    This clip describes the finger exam, which can help determine if a colonoscopy is needed.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    This video clip explains what will happen during a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - Presentation Summary
    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - Presentation Summary
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Barium Enema
    This video describes how a barium enema is conducted and what the results are used for.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Bleeding
    This multimedia clip addresses bleeding, a complication that can occur with colonoscopy.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Colonoscopy
    This multimedia segment takes a look at colonoscopy, a common diagnostic procedure.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Finger Exam
    This clip describes the finger exam, which can help determine if a colonoscopy is needed.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Infection
    This clip talks about the different types of infections that can develop after the procedure.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Major
    This video clip highlights several major complications that are possible.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Minor
    This video clip covers some of the minor complications that are possible with this procedure.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Risks -- Perforation
    This video explains what happens if you get a perforation during a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
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