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Colon Cancer (cont.)

Are There Clinical Trials for Colon Cancer?

There are ongoing clinical trials for therapeutic efficacy and other components related to metastatic colorectal cancer. You and your medical team should discuss if you could qualify for such clinical trials and if such a trial would be of benefit to treating your disease.

Where Can People Find More Information on Colon Cancer?

For more information about support groups, contact the following agencies:

  • American Cancer Society - (800) ACS-2345
  • National Cancer Institute, Cancer Information Service - (800) 4-CANCER [(800) 422-6237)]; TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers) (800) 332-8615

American Cancer Society

American Gastroenterological Association

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute,Learning About Hereditary Colon Cancer

National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Pictures of Colon Cancer

Media file 1: Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon. The central area of the tumor is ulcerated and was chronically bleeding, which resulted in a severe anemia. Biopsies confirmed that the tumor was an adenocarcinoma.

Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon.
Photograph taken through a colonoscope of a tumor in the sigmoid colon.

This air contrast barium enema demonstrates two colon cancers occurring in the same patient. Both tumors demonstrate a typical apple core appearance. One can be seen on the right side of the colon in the ascending colon while the second tumor can be seen in the left upper abdomen in an area defined as the splenic flexure. Reproduced with permission from Dr. Isaac Hassan from Colon, Adenocarcinoma, Section of Gastroenterology, Textbook of Radiology, eMedicine.

This air contrast barium enema demonstrates 2 colon cancers occurring in 
the same patient
This air contrast barium enema demonstrates two colon cancers occurring in the same patient

REFERENCES:

American Cancer Society. "Colorectal Cancer Statistics, 2017." 2017. <http://pressroom.cancer.org/CRCstats2017>.

Cancer.Net. "Colorectal Cancer: Treatment Options." August 2017. <http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/treatment-options>.

"Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and staging of colorectal cancer"
UpToDate.com

"Overview of the management of primary colon cancer"
UpToDate.com

"Colorectal cancer: Epidemiology, risk factors, and protective factors"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2017

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