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Doctor insights on: Holistic Treatments For Colon Cancer

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Why are treatments for colon cancer performed every other week?

Why are treatments for colon cancer performed every other week?

Prevent toxicity: Following surgery of a colon cancer malignancy, if lesion had spread to regional nodes or further, adjuvant chemotherapy is given to prevent recurrence or handle an unresectable metastatic process. Drug combinations such as FOLFOX are used but do produce toxicity such as marked lowering of blood count. To allow stabilization of red and white cells a break in delivery such as q2 wks are employed. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers. ...Read more

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What kinds of treatment are available for colon cancer?

What kinds of treatment are available for colon cancer?

Many: Colon cancer is so common that many medical trials have been performed which help doctors know better how to treat this disease. Depending upon the patient and stage of cancer, surgery, radiation, and various chemotherapies may be of benefit. You oncology team who know your specific situation can give more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer and what are the different kinds of treatments?

Is a malignancy: Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the US, in men and women. Screening starts at the age of 40 years with stool samples for blood, and yearly rectal examination. Baseline colonoscopy starts at the age of 50. Treatment depends at the time of diagnosis. Usually involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for rectal cancers. ...Read more

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What are treatments for stage 2 colon cancer?

What are treatments for stage 2 colon cancer?

Surgery...: If prevention and early detection efforts have failed, and colon cancer results, then surgical removal of the cancer is the primary treatment step. Assuming the tumor has not invaded through the GI tract, then surgery may be considered curative. Adjuvant treatments can be offered appropriate to pre- and post-operative assessments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stage 3 colon cancer ?

Surgery and ? chemo: The first step is to remove the tumor and lymph nodes to see if tumor has spread to these. Since you know it is stage iii this must have already be done. We know in patients with the disease spread to nodes around the tumor, it is more likely to recurr. The addition of chemotx reduces this risk. Talk to an oncologist about the risks and benefits of the chemo. Most patients should recieve it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary colon cancer?

What is the treatment for hereditary colon cancer?

Depends: There are a number of inherited defects that may lead to colon cancer. In some cases, e.g. Apc, a prophylactic colectomy is advisable. In most cases the treatment is the same as for sporadic cancer. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Chemo: Stage 4 colon Ca best handled by assuring that the primary is removed so other sites of spread don't appear. Systemic chemo then used for primary control but if lesions are in one area such as liver or lung, those sites approached if lesions small and resectable. If liver lesions get numerous then chemo embolization or Yt microspheres used. Thorascopic resection employed with some lung lesions. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

What is a good treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Well: Well, Across the board, Stage IV colon cancer is not a good thing to have. Statistically, the main survival with chemotherapy is about 2-3 years unfortunately. I have patients that are alive and relatively well on palliative chemotherapy after many more years. Every case is different and many options exists depending upon where the metastasis is located at. Usually Chemotherapy is the main treatme ...Read more

Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more