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    Colorectal cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the colon or the rectum.  This year, about 135,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of colorectal cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
In The Spotlight:

Pre-Surgical Chemoradiation Provides Better Control for Rectal Cancer new! - Surgery is the standard initial treatment for patients with resectable colorectal cancer. However, a recent study showed chemoradiation given before surgery provides better control.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions and Answers - Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Recent evidence, however, suggests that there are ways to reduce your risk of dying from this disease. Learn how you can benefit from the screening procedure.

  Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day - "This book is a one stop guide to so many things involving therapies that it is hard to know where to start. Cancer patients feel this is the best consumer book out there. Information is in plain English, simple terms, with lots of illustrations."
General

What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for patients and general public.

An Overview and General Information on Colorectal Cancer - Learn the symptoms, preventions, diagnosis, treatment, etc. from this well-written but easily understandable article from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

John Hopkins' Colorectal Cancer Center - * Provides in-depth discussion about the disease. A highly recommended web site from your Oncologist.

American Cancer Society - Colorectal Cancer Resource. 

Score Against Colorectal Cancer - * This is a site from a patient. Contains information on many aspects (include prevention/screening, FAQ's, important facts) of colorectal cancer, Eric Davis, and links.

Colon and Rectal Cancer News - Major Colorectal Cancer News from Colon Cancer Alliance.

 

Diagnosis


Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions and Answers - Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Recent evidence, however, suggests that there are ways to reduce your risk of dying from this disease. Learn how you can benefit from the screening procedure.

What is Colonoscopy? - Read this short article to understand the current modality for screening of colorectal cancer.

Prevention of Colorectal Cancer - What is the recommendation for American people on screening of the disease... Who is at risk...and other topics on prevention and screening of the disease. Learn from the article from the American Digestive Health Foundation.

Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: An Overview -  Information about screening, diagnosis, and prevention of colorectal cancer. 

Colon Cancer and Polyps - Colon polyps may be related to colon cancer. Understand the topic the article by John L. Petrini, MD. Provided on Medicineonline.com.

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer - 5% of all colorectal cancer cases are directly related to inherited genetic defects. Early surveillance for these patients are extremely important for early diagnosis and cure. 

Treatment

How is Colon Cancer Treated - National Cancer Institute Colon Cancer Treatment Summary for Patients and General Public.

How is Rectal Cancer Treated - National Cancer Institute Rectal Cancer Treatment Summary for Patients and General Public.

Treatment of Metastatic Cancer - Learn how is metastatic colon/rectal cancer treated from this page from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Colorectal Cancer Updates - News and trial information for treatment of colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Trials -
List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area.
 
Support 

Colorectal Cancer Network Support Groups - The CCNetwork's network of SemiColon Clubs are support groups for colon cancer patients and survivors and their friends and families. 

Patient-Centered Guide: Colon and Rectal Cancer - An information center has been created especially for people with colon or rectal cancer and their families.

Our Cancer Story - This is a story of Rodney, a stage III colon cancer patient and his battle against colon cancer.

Colorectal Forum -
Discussion, news, and resources for medical professionals.

Colorectal Cancer Mailing List - Talk about colorectal cancer with other patients with similar experience via email. Currently list has more than 600 members. 
 
Other

Anatomy of the Colon  - Colon is a muscular tube that begins at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum. Understand the structure of colon, or large intestine.  

Rolling to Recovery - A colon cancer survivor story.

Cancer Survivors On Line  - provides cancer information, resources, and support to patients, families, friends, and medical professionals.

 

 

 
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At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
 
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
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