How is Brachytherapy Used to Treat Colon Cancer?

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Brachytherapy treatment for colon cancer explained. Brachytherapy, or the treatment of cancer by the insertion of radioactive implants directly into the tissue, is generally only used in very specialized cases in colon cancer. For example, if  during surgert a surgeon has to remove some of the disease from another organ during surgery and feels that the […]

Survivor Describes His Stage II Colon Cancer Treatment

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 Dave Maret outlines his stage II colon cancer treatment Dave Maret was 66 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer, four months after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.  He was a bit overwhelmed at first and could think only of his father-in-law who had a full colon resection as part of his treatment. […]

Hangouts on Air: What Newly Diagnosed Colon Cancer Patients Need to Know with Dr. Shalina Gupta-Burt

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Recently, Colon Cancer Answers conducted a Google+ Hangout on Air with Dr. Shalina Gupta-Burt of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Gupta-Burt is board-certified in both internal medicine and radiation oncology. Dr. Gupta-Burt, certified to administer both chemotherapy and radiation therapy,  discusses through what a newly diagnosed colon cancer patients can expect and touches […]

The Role of Genetics in Colon Cancer

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What is important about genetics in colon cancer? Advances in genetics are allowing doctors to do some great things in the fight against cancer. Using genetics in colon cancer diagnosises, doctors can determine if you have a disease that may increase your chances for getting colon cancer. David Dubin, founder of Alive and Kickn and […]

Why is the Genetic Makeup of Colorectal Cancer Important?

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Why the genetic makeup of colorectal cancer Matters Doctors have traditionally looked at cancerous areas of the body to determine the type of cancer they are dealing with.  Dr. James Posey explains why doctors are now looking at the genetic makeup of colorectal cancer to assess a treatment plan. Certain patterns in the genetic code […]

Finding a Cure for Colon Cancer with The Wunder Project

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How does the Wunder Project approach finding a cure for colon cancer? Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz is a professor of medicine whose focus is to understand the molecular makeup of colon cancer. By understanding the molecular makeup of cancer, doctors can better understand how the cancer functions and develop new treatment options. Gloria Borges, a young […]

What is the Most Important Part of a Colon Cancer Prognosis?

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Many patients of course are concerned about their colon cancer prognosis.  There are different ways to evaluate the prognosis of patients, the most important of course is the staging of disease. Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz of The Wunder Project explains that over the last ten years, overall survival has surpassed 30 months, two-and-a-half-years which is unheard […]

New Colon Cancer Treatment Technologies

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What are some new colon cancer treatment technologies? In the past few years, many new colon cancer treatment technologies that test the molecular and genetic makeup of tumors have debuted on the medical scene. Personalized oncology is becoming more and more prevalent in the realm of new colon cancer treatments. Researchers have gained a lot […]

How to Prevent Colon Cancer

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Screening is key to prevent colon cancer. Incidents and death rates from colorectal are on the decline. Much of this is due to the realization that proper screening is key to prevent colon cancer. By finding a colorectal cancer earlier, you can prevent colon cancer from growing and spreading to other areas of the body. If […]

Treatment for Stage 2 Colon Cancer

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Dan Clementi was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer in 2010. He had surgery to remove the tumor and his doctor recommended the Oncotype DX test. The test showed that he was unlikely to have a recurrence, so Dan’s doctor did not recommend chemotherapy. Dan has been symptom free for three years. Dan Clementi: I […]


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