Colon Cancer

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Understanding Mucinous Adenocarcinoma

Mucinous adenocarcinoma is a form of colorectal cancer that is often harder to diagnose and more difficult to treat. Colorectal cancer is a term used to describe a wide range of cancerous malignancies affecting the colon and rectum.Of...

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Metastatic Colon Cancer: Overview and More

In metastatic colon cancer, the cancer has spread to other parts of the body beyond the colon or rectum. Colon cancer is cancer of the colon (large intestine). Metastatic colon cancer means that the cancer has metastasized, spreading beyond the...

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What Is Gardner Syndrome?

Gardner syndrome is a rare condition that causes noncancerous and cancerous polyps to develop in the colon. Learn why it increases the risk of colon cancer. Gardner syndrome is an inherited condition that is a type of familial adenomatous polyposis...

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Benefits of Pre-Surgery Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer

A study found pre-surgery chemoradiation for stage 2 or stage 3 rectal cancer reduced recurrence compared with post-surgery treatment. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients with stage 2 or stage 3 rectal cancer...

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Neutrophils and Neutropenia

Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, act as first-line responders to infection. The abnormal depletion of these cells is called neutropenia. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that is central to our immune system. As part of our innate...

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Colon Cancer Symptoms

Blood in your stool or a change of bowel habits are indications of colon cancer. Learn what to discuss with your doctor and the importance of screening.

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What You Should Know About False Positive Test Results

A false positive test result tells you a disease or condition is present, when in fact, it isn't. Learn about why this happens and when to suspect it. False positive refers to a test result that tells you a disease or condition is present, when...

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a malignancy that begins in the large intestine and may be adenocarcinoma or other types. Reviewed by a board-certified oncologist.

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The Role Eosinophils Play in Cancer

Eosinophils are a natural part of the body's immune system but may play a distinct role in the development and outcome of colorectal cancer. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell produced in the bone marrow that makes up about 5 percent of...

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Can Fiber Decrease My Risk of Colon Cancer?

Can dietary fiber decrease your risk of colon cancer? Decades of studies continue to provide conflicting results to this basic question. The scientific studies are inconclusive - they cannot prove fiber decreases the risk of colon cancer, yet they...

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