Colon Cancer Health Topics
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A serious disease, colon cancer occurs when cancer cells first develop in colon tissues. This eMedTV article offers an overview of colon cancer and discusses its symptoms, risk factors associated with the disease, and treatment options.
Rectal cancer is a disease that occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the rectum. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stivarga is taken once a day to treat cancer of the colon and rectum that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this chemotherapy drug, covering various topics such as how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Tonalin CLA is a supplement that is claimed to help lower body fat and prevent cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this product, including possible benefits of the supplement, detail on its effectiveness, and a list of possible side effects.
Vectibix is a prescription medicine used to slow down the progression of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this medication, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Zaltrap is given every two weeks to treat cancer of the colon and rectum that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV article explores this medicine in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.