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    • Cancer Fighting Diets Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      We should all be wary of any diet claiming to cure cancer. Explore the different popular cancer fighting diets currently being promoted.
    • Is Rectal Pain a Sign of Colorectal Cancer? Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Although most causes are typically benign, chronic rectal pain can be a sign of colorectal cancer. Learn more about acute and chronic anorectal pains.
    • Caring for Someone on Chemo Safely Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Chemotherapy drugs are excreted through body fluids during and after the actual treatment. Caregivers must learn how to protect themselves from accidental exposure.
    • What is the HIPEC Procedure for Colon Cancer? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC, known better as hot chemotherapy, is emerging as a treatment option for advanced metastatic colorectal cancers.
    • What Are Colon Cancer Symptoms? Created: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Colon cancer symptoms can run the gamut from local, such as blood in the stool and constipation, to systemic, such as weight loss and fatigue. Learn about the many different colon cancer symptoms and what you can do to take control of your health if you think you are experiencing them.
    • Treating Chemo Brain Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      It's an ugly term, but chemo brain is a very real phenomena. Following chemotherapy for colon cancer make sure to talk to your doctor if you are suffering memory loss or confusion.
    • Polyps Created: Friday, January 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      A colon polyp is an abnormal growth in the lining of your colon. There are many different types of polyps, but only 10 percent of them will grow into colon cancer. Learn more about the types of pol...
    • What is Colon Cancer? Created: Thursday, December 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    • Dealing with Stage 4 Colon Cancer Created: Friday, July 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Dealing with a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis is a challenge. If you've been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, you can take steps to help yourself handle this difficult news. Knowing how to take...
    • What Should I Eat if I Have Nausea? Created: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Eating the right foods can help keep nausea under control during cancer care.
    • Diagnosis of Colon Cancer Created: Thursday, December 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Making the leap from symptoms or a family history to a diagnosis requires tests to verify the presence of cancerous cells." itemprop="description"> itemprop="desc...
    • What Type of Diet Is Best for Constipation During Cancer Treatment? Created: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Constipation can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but with the right constipation diet, you can keep this symptom under control." itemprop="description" Friday, July 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Definition of false negative. Colon Cancer.
    • Colon Cancer Basics Created: Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Colon Cancer is a type of cancer that many people fear, but learning about this disease can help you take control of your health." itemprop="description"><...
    • Why is KRAS Testing Needed BeforeAnti-EGFR Therapy? Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      KRAS testing, which is a test to see which version of the KRAS gene your colon cancer tumor has, is an important first step to determining if your treatment should include anti-EGFR therapy."
    • Do Hot Dogs Cause Colon Cancer? Created: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Do hot dogs cause colon cancer? Get the facts so you can make smart choices for better health." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      There is a relationship between vitamin D and colon cancer. By understanding more about vitamin D, you can take steps to reduce your colon cancer risk." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • False Positive Created: Friday, July 10, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      False positive refers to a test result that tells you a disease or condition is present, when in reality, there is no disease.
    • Does Eating Right Really Matter? Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      Eating right really can be make colon cancer prevention, and reducing recurrence risk, a reality." itemprop="description"> Friday, April 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      PET scans are frequently used to diagnose organ-specific diseases, such as problems in the heart or brain, and to find cancer (metastasis or recurrence) at the cellular level. Learn more about this non-invasive test and find out what to expect on test day.
    • Cancer Fatigue: Eating to Beat This Side Effect of Treatment Created: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Fatigue, or extreme tiredness, is one of the most common complaints of people who are in cancer treatment, but what you eat can help you better manage." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • What Type of Diet Is Best for Diarrhea During Cancer Treatment? Created: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Diarrhea can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but with the right diarrhea diet, you can keep this symptom under control and feel better soon." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...

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