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Doctor insights on: Pharmacogenetic 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 are some alternate colon cancer treatments?

What are some alternate colon cancer treatments?

Complementary: If you have colorectal cancer, you are going to need surgery if you hope for a cure. Radiation and chemotherapy may be appropriate. If you opt to forego evidence-based treatment in favor of some slick promotion, you will die miserably of your cancer and hating the people who suckered you. By contrast, complementary (mental, physical, spiritual) treatments are very much worth learning about now. ...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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Diagnosed colon cancer today.What are the treatments for.

Diagnosed colon cancer today.What are the treatments for.

It depends: On the stage of colon cancer. Early stage is usually treated with surgery alone or followed by adjuvant chemotherapy if justified based on certain tumor features. Metastatic disease is usually treated with chemotherapy with or without surgery based on clinical presentation and extent of metastasis. An oncologist can help you in determining the next treatment modality. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

Many options: Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis. Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation. ...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 the treatment options for colon cancer.Is it fully treated.Thanks?

What are the treatment options for colon cancer.Is it fully treated.Thanks?

Depends: This depends on so many things, where it is, how invasive, what type of cancer, metastasis, patient health, etc. I do not mean to make light of it any way and I hope you are not dealing with it. While some may have successful treatments, it is very hard to say on any prognostic factors without a lot of detail in this specific circumstance. I know this does not clarify much, but hope it helps. ...Read more

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Which postoperative treatments do you recommend for people with colon cancer?

Which postoperative treatments do you recommend for people with colon cancer?

Stage dependent: Postoperative therapy is stage dependent. For stage 1 cancer usually just follow-up is enough; for high-risk stage 2 cases chemotherapy or clinical trials are considered; for all stage 3 and 4 cases chemotherapy is recommended; radiation is usually not required unless tumor was attached to other structures or couldn't be entirely removed for example. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more