Colon Cancer Topic Guide

Colon Cancer Colon Cancer: The human colon is a muscular, tube-shaped organ measuring about 4 feet long. It extends from the end of your small bowel to your anus. Most colon cancers start as adenomatous polyps that turn into adenocarcinomas. Colon cancer (bowel cancer) is typically diagnosed through a colonoscopy or other type of endoscopic procedures. Treatment methods include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

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bevacizumab Bevacizumab

Bevacizumab is used to treat a certain type of brain tumor, and certain types of cancers of the kidney, liver, lung, colon, rectum, cervix, ovary, or fallopi...learn more »

oxaliplatin Oxaliplatin

Oxaliplatin is used together with other cancer medications to treat colon and rectal cancer...learn more »

capecitabine Capecitabine

Capecitabine is used alone or in combination chemotherapy to treat colon cancer, breast cancer, or colorectal cancer...learn more »

irinotecan Irinotecan

Irinotecan is used to treat cancers of the colon and rectum. It is usually given with other cancer medicines...learn more »