What Stage is My Colon Cancer and How Do I Find Out About My Prognosis?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 12/28/2021

Most important factor in outcome of patients with cancer is the Stage of Colon Cancer at the time of diagnosis.

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What is Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 12/21/2021

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon.

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What Increases Your Risk of Developing Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 12/14/2021

Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor.

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What If My Rectal Cancer Comes Back After Treatment?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 12/07/2021

Unfortunately cancer can come back even after treatment.

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What Are The SIgns of Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 11/30/2021

For the most part colon cancer is a silent disease. That is why many patients will not have any symptoms until its too late.

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Treatment Options For Colon Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 11/23/2021

There are different types of treatment for patients with colon cancer.

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Treatment of Rectal Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 11/16/2021

Treatment of rectal cancer is somewhat different than colon cancers.

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Treating Rectal Cancer Stage IV

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 11/09/2021

Stage IV rectal cancers have spread to distant organs and tissues such as the liver or lungs

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Targeted Therapy For Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 11/02/2021

Newer modalities are being used for treatment of colorectal cancer in conjunction with surgery.

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Surgical Treatment For Colon Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 10/26/2021

Surgery is often the main treatment for early-stage colon cancers.

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Surgery For Colon Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 10/19/2021

Surgery (removing the cancer in an operation) is the most common treatment for all stages of colon cancer.

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What Are The Stages of Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 10/12/2021

Most important factor in prognosis is the stage of colon cancer and your doctor needs to first establish this.

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Radiation Therapy For Colon-Rectal Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 10/05/2021

Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing.

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What Now That I Have Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 09/28/2021

Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

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How Does Colon Cancer Spread in The Body?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 09/21/2021

Cancer may spread from where it began to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads to another part of the body, it is called metastasis.

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How Do We Diagnose Colon Cancer?

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 09/14/2021

Your doctor may order the following evaluations/tests that examine the colon and rectum to diagnose colon cancer

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Chemotherapy Treatment For Colon Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 09/07/2021

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.

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Colon Cancer Can Cause Blockage

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 08/31/2021

When cancer blocks the colon, it usually happens slowly and the person can become very sick over time.

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A Pain in the Butt...!

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 08/17/2021

Let’s face it! No One Wants a Pain in the Butt!!!

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Treatment of Rectal Cancer

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin | 08/10/2021

It is important to understand your options when treating Rectal Cancer.

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