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Rectal Cancer Chemotherapy - Rectal Cancer Screening
This page contains links to eMedTV Colon Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Rectal Cancer Chemotherapy to Rectal Cancer Screening. 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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- Rectal Cancer Chemotherapy
As this eMedTV page explains, chemotherapy is one of the common treatment options for rectal cancer. This article explains how chemotherapy is used to treat this type of cancer and includes information about the possible side effects of the treatment.
- Rectal Cancer Diagnosis
When making a rectal cancer diagnosis, the doctor will ask questions and conduct a physical exam. As this eMedTV article explains, tests used to make a rectal cancer diagnosis include fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) and digital rectal exams.
- Rectal Cancer Information
Looking for information on rectal cancer? This eMedTV Web page gives a brief overview of this condition, with details on symptoms, risk factors, and more. Also included is a list of possible treatment options.
- Rectal Cancer Prognosis
A rectal cancer prognosis is a prediction as to the outcome of the disease. This eMedTV Web page discusses factors that affect a prognosis for a person with rectal cancer (such as the stage of the cancer) and includes 5-year survival rates.
- Rectal Cancer Radiation
As this eMedTV article explains, radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy rays (or other radiation) to treat rectal cancer. Radiation therapy may cause side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and urinary discomfort.
- Rectal Cancer Research
Rectal cancer research is being conducted to find more effective ways of treating the disease. As this eMedTV article explains, other rectal cancer research is focused on possible new screening tests, such as virtual colonoscopy and a DNA stool test.
- Rectal Cancer Screening
Rectal cancer screening, as this eMedTV article explains, is the process of testing for the disease when no symptoms are present. People 50 years of age and older (and those at high risk for the disease) should be screened for rectal cancer.