Featured Colon Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Colon Cancer Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Symptoms of Colon Cancer
A change in bowel habits, blood in the stool, and diarrhea are common symptoms of colon cancer. This eMedTV resource lists additional colon cancer symptoms, which do not normally appear in the earliest stages of the disease.
Colon Cancer Early Symptoms
In people with colon cancer, early symptoms will most likely not occur. As this eMedTV article explains, screening for the cancer when no early symptoms are present is the most effective way to detect colon cancer when it may most easily be treated.
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 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.
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.
Signs of Colon Cancer
As this eMedTV page explains, possible colon cancer signs may include diarrhea, blood in the stool, and vomiting. This article identifies other signs of the disease and discusses the importance of screening before symptoms develop.
Stage 4 Colon Cancer
When colon cancer spreads to other parts of the body, such as the liver, it is staged at a level 4. This eMedTV page explores treatment options for people with stage 4 colon cancer, such as procedures used to treat cancer that has spread to the liver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colon Cancer Alternative Treatment
Meditation and massage are possible alternative treatments for colon cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at these and other alternative treatments and provides a list of questions to ask when considering such methods.