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An Inside Look at Rectal Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 1 Comment Rectal Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum’s primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the 3 layers of the rectal wall are as follows: Mucosa: This layer of the rectal wall lines the inner surface. Th ... Read on »
Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Chances of Colon Cancer by Medline Plus Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 4:00pm People at high risk should consider taking it daily, experts say Thursday, October 21, 2010 THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly take a low dose of aspirin may be reducing their risk of developing colon cancer by 24 percent, a new study finds. Moreover, for tho ... Read on »
Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Chances of Colon Cancer by HealthFinder Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink People at high risk should consider taking it daily, experts say. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:41pm Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation 06 mar 2009 -- For people with operable rectal cancer, the most effective treatment is a short course of radiation therapy followed by "high-quality surgery," according to a new study. Surgery is the standard treatment for rectal cancer, but just removing the tumor leaves a risk of ... Read on »
Washington University in St. Louis study finds IMRT has less harmful rectal side effects than 3D-CRT for prostate cancer patient by Cancer.gov Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 10:44pm Washington University in St. Louis study finds IMRT has less harmful rectal side effects than 3D-CRT for prostate cancer patients: NCI Cancer Center News Men with localized prostate cancer treated with a newer technology, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), have more than a quarter (26 percent) fewer late bowel and rectal s ... Read on »
IMRT for rectal cancer by Mark Levin Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 7:01pm IMRT is a rapidly evolving technique, which affords a more precise radiation dose delivery of escalated doses, in appropriate cases, to targeted tumors, while sparing nearby healthy tissue structures.  The FDA clearance of numerous devices for the technical delivery of IMRT is based on the capability of this technology to incorporate accurate d ... Read on »
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer by HealthFinder Posted Mon 25 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half. MONDAY, Oct. ... Read on »
Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer by Medline Plus Posted Mon 25 Oct 2010 11:00am Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half By Robert Preidt Monday, October 25, 2010 MONDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive radiation before surgery for rectal cancer are about 50 percent less likely to experience a return of their cancer ... Read on »
What Screening Tests Are Available For Colon Cancer? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Screening for colorectal cancer involves special tests performed on people who have no symptoms of a particular illness. Good screening tests are: Safe Relatively inexpensive Proven effective in detecting the disease at an early stage and reducing the death rate from that disease Current screening tests for co ... Read on »
The Saturday prostate cancer post: November 1, 2008 by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:41pm There are a lot of news items this weekend. This first batch addresses studies on: The incidence of clinically insignificant prostate cancer Bladder and rectal cancers as side effects of radiotherapy for management of localized prostate cancer. Fatigue in cancer patients in general (and prostate cancer therapy specifically). The ... Read on »