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Rectal Cancer Stages - Risks as a Diabetic (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy)
This page contains links to eMedTV Colon Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Rectal Cancer Stages to Risks as a Diabetic (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy). 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 Stages
Rectal cancer stages are used to express if the cancer has spread, and, if so, how far it has spread. This eMedTV resource defines the six rectal cancer stages -- stages 0-IV and recurrent cancer -- and looks at tests used in the staging process.
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
For all stages of rectal cancer, surgery to remove the tumor is the most common form of treatment. This eMedTV segment discusses the three main types of surgery for this condition: local excision, resection, and resection with colostomy.
- Rectal Cancer Survival Rates
As this eMedTV resource explains, survival rates for rectal cancer reflect the percentage of people who survive for a specific period after their diagnosis. This article contains five-year survival rates based on staging data for this disease.
- Rectal Cancer Symptoms
Examples of rectal cancer symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and blood in the stool. This eMedTV article discusses these and other symptoms of rectal cancer, such as a change in the frequency of bowel movements, abdominal discomfort, and fatigue.
- Rectal Cancer Treatment
Rectal cancer treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these. This eMedTV segment discusses rectal cancer treatment, including information about second opinions, clinical trials, and follow-up care.
- Rectal Cancer Treatment by Stage
It is common to classify rectal cancer treatment by stage, or the extent of the disease. This eMedTV article breaks down rectal cancer treatment by stage and outlines common treatments from stage 0 through stage IV and recurrent cancer.
- Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
As this eMedTV page explains, risk factors for colon cancer include being 50 years old or older, having colon polyps, and smoking. This Web page explains these and other risk factors that increase your risk of developing the disease.
- Risks as a Diabetic (Flexible Sigmoidoscopy)
This video clip describes the problems people with diabetes may have during colonoscopy.