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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Colon cancer
Colon and rectum cancers, which are sometimes referred to together as "colorectal cancer," arise from the lining of the large intestine.
Factors that increase the risk of colon cancer are colorectal polyps, cancer elsewhere in the body, a family history of colon cancer, and ulcerative colitis.
Colon cancer is, in almost all cases, a treatable disease if caught early.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000262.htm   (1623 words)

 AllRefer.com - colon cancer (Pathology) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Colon cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.
Statistically, a family history of colon cancer or cancer of the female reproductive organs, a history of colon polyps, or a history of ulcerative colitis puts one at a greater risk of developing colon cancer.
Colon cancer is most common in people over age 50.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/colonca.html   (282 words)

 National Cancer Institute - Colon Cancer Treatment
Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon.
A family history of cancer of the colon or rectum.
The stage of the cancer (whether the cancer is in the inner lining of the colon only, involves the whole colon, or has spread to other places in the body).
www.cancer.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/treatment/colon/patient   (856 words)

 Colon cancer information on causes, symptoms, tests to detect cancer of the colon and rectum, prevention, treatment and ...
The disease is metastatic colon cancer (it is not liver cancer).
Tumors of the colon and rectum are growths arising from the inner wall of the large intestine.
Globally, cancer of the colon and rectum is the third leading cause of cancer in males and the fourth leading cause of cancer in females.
www.medicinenet.com /colon_cancer/article.htm   (781 words)

 Colon polyps, Colon Cancer and All the Information You Wanted Related to Colon CA, Polyps by Donald E. Mansell, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The cumulative risk of cancer developing in an unremoved polyp is 2.5% at 5 years, 8% at 10 years, and 24% at 20 years after the diagnosis.
The relative risk of developing colon cancer after polyps have been removed is 2.3 compared to a relative risk of 8.0 for those who do not have the polyps removed.
The incidence of colon cancer is higher in active smokers compared to those who have stopped smoking, hence smoking cessation is important for those who wish to decrease their likelihood of developing colon cancer.
personalweb.sunset.net /~mansell/polyp.htm   (3681 words)

 Colorectal cancer (Colon Cancer) - Medical Encyclopedia for Nursing Students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Colorectal cancer is a desease resulting from abnormalities in molecular mechanisms in gastrointestinal tract.
Women who have had cancer of the ovary, uterus, or breast are at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Because colorectal cancer can take many years to develop, and detecting colorectal cancer early greatly improves the chances of a cure, screening for the disease is recommended in individuals who are at increased risk.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Colorectal_cancer.html   (558 words)

 Cancer - Colorectal - 2003 Fact Sheet - About the Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Reducing the number of deaths from colorectal cancer depends on detecting and removing precancerous colorectal polyps, as well as detecting and treating the cancer in its early stages.
Colorectal cancer can be prevented by removing precancerous polyps or growths, which can be present in the colon for years before invasive cancer develops.
Examining whether patients with stage III (late-stage) colon cancer have received recommended therapy (i.e., the standard of care), and assessing the quality of data on colorectal cancer treatment collected by state cancer registries.
www.cdc.gov /cancer/colorctl/colorect.htm   (1667 words)

 colon cancer on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
More than 20 companies are testing a new generation of vaccines directed against prostate, lung, breast and colon cancer, as well as melanoma and lymphoma.
Dépistage du cancer de la peau, favorisé par une forte exposition au soleil L'exposition au soleil, réputée pour favoriser.
Un homme atteint d'un cancer effectuant une séance de radiothérapie Un ancien barbiturique autrefois utilisé contre l'anxi.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c1/colonca.asp   (750 words)

 Colon cancer
After colon cancer has been diagnosed (found), tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the colon or to other parts of the body.
Stage I: In stage I, the cancer has spread beyond the innermost lining of the colon to the second and third layers and involves the inside wall of the colon, but it has not spread to the outer wall of the colon or outside the colon.
Recurrent colon cancer may recur in the colon or in other parts of the body, such as the liver, lungs, or both.
cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk /cancernet/200008.html   (2629 words)

 Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer - oncologychannel
Cancer that originates in the colon or rectum is called colorectal cancer.
Incidence of colorectal cancer is highest in developed countries such as the United States and Japan, and lowest in developing countries in Africa and Asia.
According to the American Cancer Society, it is the third most common type of cancer in both men and women in the United States.
www.oncologychannel.com /coloncancer   (297 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Breakfast | Colon cancer: Dave's story
The risk of colorectal cancer increases with age: the average age of diagnosis is 70.
The symptoms of bowel cancer are very similar to other common complaints such as piles or irritable bowel syndrome.
If you are worried that you may have the symptoms of bowel cancer, you must consult your GP as soon as you can.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/breakfast/4367231.stm   (482 words)

 Sloan-Kettering - Colorectal Cancer
This year, about 148,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer -- cancer that occurs in the colon or the rectum.
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the large intestine and rectum.
Because colorectal cancer sometimes arises without any symptoms, screening tests are recommended to detect the cancer early.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/311.cfm   (245 words)

 Colon Cleansing herbal Colon Cleanse - colon flushing products
What this is all about is that your colon sends out a 'call of nature' signal and if you don't answer it guess who's going to have hurt feelings and not talk to you any more.
The Colon Cleanse program was engineered because, even as good as Life Force's other liquid nutritionals are, many people were in such bad shape, and they couldn't utilitize and ABSORB nutrients properly because of their toxic clogged up bodies!
So the Colon Cleanse program (along with the Herbal Body Wrap) became a first line of defense to protecting the body, and allowing it to maximumly absorb the nutrition given it.
www.colon-cleanse-products.com   (3800 words)

 Mary Camacho loses colon to cancer, but not zest for life
When the cancer was diagnosed her tumor and the extent to which it had spread was severe, Mary was at Stage 4, leaving her no choice but to have a radical bowel resection that required the majority of her colon removed to just a few inches in length connecting her stomach up to her throat.
There are no exact causes for colon cancer but you can empower yourself and take some preventative actions to lower your risks from dying from it.
If you have any symptoms of colorectal cancer, go to a doctor, if you're older than 50, get screened for it, if you're not eating well start, if you're overweight lose weight, be active and exercise, and get a genetic test done if colon cancer runs in your family.
www.kuam.com /news/15382.aspx   (507 words)

 American Cancer Society Homepage
Learning about cancer, treatment options, treatment decision tools, clinical trials, coping.
Connect through Cancer Survivors Network and support programs.
Join Making Strides and help make breast cancer a thing of the past.
www.cancer.org   (166 words)

 Cancer Information Center: Leukemia, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer
Immunotherapy, a continuing medical education program on tumor immunology, monoclonal antibodies, cytokines and cancer therapies, and vaccine approaches against cancer.
The Cancer Glossary, designed especially for cancer patients, provides definitions for over 150 technical terms used in diagnosis and management of cancer.
In association with amazon.com, Cancer Bookstore offers a selection of books on cancer for both oncology professionals and consumers.
www.meds.com   (507 words)

 ABC News: Fiber Guards Against Colon Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SUNDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — Fiber is already recommended as part of a healthy diet, but new studies now show that along with its other benefits, dietary fiber helps prevent colon cancer.
It was previously believed that dietary fiber did not help protect against colon cancer.
Eating the recommended amount of fiber could reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to an article in the August issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.
abcnews.go.com /Health/Healthology/story?id=1016592   (291 words)

 Colon cancer - MayoClinic.com
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system.
Rectal cancer is cancer of the last 8 to 10 inches of the colon.
Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps.
www.mayoclinic.com /invoke.cfm?id=DS00035   (396 words)

 Colon Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
- MSNBC and the Today Show present an in-depth report on colon cancer, including how to detect the disease's early warning signs, a survey to determine if you are at risk and information to help you lower your risk.
-This is a link to a National Cancer Institute site that has valuable information on the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer.
It has links to the better colon cancer sites on the web.
www.cancernews.com /colon.htm   (320 words)

 Cancer - Screen for Life Campaign - National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Katie Couric, NBC Today Show host and co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA), and Academy Award—winning actor Morgan Freeman join CDC's Screen for Life campaign to educate Americans and their health providers about the importance of regular screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50.
Screening also helps find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best and the chance for a full recovery is very high.
To learn more about colorectal cancer screening, listen to CDC medical expert Loria Pollack, MD, MPH, Colorectal Cancer Screening Helps in Two Ways (Audio) (:11) (WAV—258K).
www.cdc.gov /cancer/screenforlife   (511 words)

 Colon Cancer
Colon cancer IS NOT necessarily a death sentence.
Dr. Crownover said that "anyone who has non-small cell lung cancer or metastatic disease is potentially eligible for the study." However, "the tumor has to be less than 5 cm and the patient must not have had prior radiation to the area," he noted.
Clin Cancer Res 2001 Jul;7(7):2022-30 Clinical studies suggest that carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is associated with metastatic progression of colon cancer.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/suthercon   (5630 words)

 Your Disease Risk
Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.
Developed over the past ten years by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Your Disease Risk collects the latest scientific evidence on disease risk factors into one easy-to-use tool.
Your Cancer Risk: © 2000 President and Fellows of Harvard College.
www.yourcancerrisk.harvard.edu   (117 words)

 Colon Cancer Network
Colorectal cancer (which includes cancer of the colon, rectum, anus, and appendix) is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
If you are a displaced cancer patient or family member and need cancer information or referral, call the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm local time), or click here for more information.
This web site is intended to assist people with cancer, their family, friends and care givers find the information to help them make decisions regarding treatment and management of their disease.
www.colorectal-cancer.net   (258 words)

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Whether it's in our Overviews, Detailed Guides, or one of our other cancer documents, chances are you will find the information you need in this section.
If you've just started learning about cancer, our easy-to-understand Overview documents are a good place to begin.
The 12-part Cancer Experience series offers specific information on how to cope with cancer, every step of the way.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/CRI_2x.asp?sitearea=LRN&dt=10   (111 words)

 Colorectal Cancer Treatment, from Avastin.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Avastin, used in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy, is indicated for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum.
Serious, and in some cases fatal, hemoptysis has occurred in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemotherapy and AVASTIN.
In a small study, the incidence of serious or fatal hemoptysis was 31% in patients with squamous histology and 4% in patients with adenocarcinoma receiving AVASTIN as compared to no cases in patients treated with chemotherapy alone.
www.avastin.com   (245 words)

 Welcome to NCCRA
Betsey Johnson, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carolina Herrera, Harry Belafonte, Heatherette, Heidi Klum, Kenneth Cole, Lauren Bush, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Patricia Field, Perry Farrell, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Venus Williams, Vivica A. Fox, and Zac Posen are among the celebrities supporting EIF's NCCRA.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (EIF's NCCRA) and co-founder Katie Couric urge Americans to know the facts about colon cancer prevention with a series of activities planned as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.
NCCRA Ambassador Carmen Marc Valvo, fashion designer and colon cancer survivor, stresses the importance of knowing family health history.
www.nccra.org   (179 words)

 colon cancer
Colon Cancer USA Today- a couple of good articles on colon cancer
HomeArts: Aspirin and Colon Cancer-a short blurb on aspirin and prevention of colon cancer
Colon cancer for MDs-a small blurb on colorectal carcinomas
www2.kumc.edu /kci/cancerlinks/colon.htm   (325 words)

 cancer glossary of terms, american society of hematology meeting, CPT-11, Meds.com
The colon cancer information is intended for use by both oncology professionals and patients in the United States.
Colon Cancer: Information for Health Care Professionals from the National Cancer Institute (PDQ Database)
Colon Cancer and Polyps —; John L. Petrini, MD Clinical Trials —; National Cancer Institute
www.meds.com /colon/colon.html   (305 words)

 AllRefer Health - Colon Cancer (Cancer - Colon, Colorectal Cancer)
AllRefer Health - Colon Cancer (Cancer - Colon, Colorectal Cancer)
You are here : AllRefer.com > Health > Diseases and Conditions > Colon Cancer
Use of the term "colon cancer" for the rest of this article refers to colon "carcinoma" and not the other, rare types of colon cancer.
health.allrefer.com /health/colon-cancer-info.html   (507 words)

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