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If there is one thing I do not love being in the medical field, it is the inevitable circumstance that I am, at times, the bearer of bad news. I can see how a patient’s emotion change in just a blink of an eye after hearing me say this painful line of: “You have Cancer”. When… Continue reading Oncologists Don’t Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment Because It’s Too Effective and Too Cheap
We often read much about various kinds of cancer, and such may often appear in the headlines of various news agencies. One form of cancer, however, has traditionally been mostly ignored, that is, colorectal cancer. Many may not be aware that the chances of being afflicted with colorectal cancer is about 2.5 to 5 percent. Otherwise stated, somewhere between twenty-five to fifty people out ever thousand persons will be suffer from this disease. Some data indicates that in the United States, this disease has been decreasing in the last few decades, possibly because of test being performed that allows earlier detection. Nevertheless, according the latest available statistics I could find, in the year 2011, “51,783 people in the United States died from colorectal cancer, including 26,804 men and 24,979 women.” Although data show that in America colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been waning in recent decades, cancers of the colon and rectum still cause approximately 56,000 deaths annually. In that same year (2011), 135,260 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, including 70,099 men and 65,161 women. Indeed, about 10% of new cases of cancer reported is colorectal cancer. All of these statistics should be cause for concern concerning this disease, and a desire to learn more about what it is, possible causes, possible ways to avoid getting the disease, as well as possible ways of treating the disease.
Below are some links to some books I believe may be beneficial for all:
CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing of: Understanding Colon Cancer Paperback by A. Richard Adrouny. FREE Shipping Worldwide!
For the lay reader wishing to know more about this disease that has become more prominent in public attention, "Understanding Colon Cancer" gives concise information and explanation. It covers fundamental knowledge about occurrence, carcinogenesis, genetics, diagnosis, staging, prognosis, and treatment, as well as forecasting the kinds of diagnostic tests and treatments that may be developed.
It reviews demographics, high-risk conditions, the sequence from bowel polyps to cancer, polyposis syndromes predisposing people to colorectal cancer, and the genetics of the disease. Discussed in full detail are the warning signs of the disease and the tests used for screening and diagnosis (fecal occult blood test, barium enema, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy). The stages of the disease are examined, along with theories of how colon cancer spreads.
Two chapters focus on treatments, including surgery and chemotherapy. An entire chapter devoted to early detection and prevention discusses standard approaches, as well as such new or emerging strategies as vitamins, drugs, and genetic screening.
What lies in the future for diagnostic testing and therapy? "Understanding Colon Cancer" concludes with discussion that forecasts the potential of genetic screening and treatment, of "virtual colonoscopy," and of new chemotherapeutic drugs, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies.
Richard Adrouny has a private practice in Los Gatos, California, and serves as the director of medical oncology at the Community Hospital of Los Gatos-Saratoga. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and has been published in such periodicals as the "New England Journal of Medicine," "American Journal of Medicine," and "Annals of Internal Medicine." — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing of: Understanding Colon Cancer
CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Living with Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds – Paperback by: Eliza Wood Livingston , David Spiegel. FREE Shipping Worldwide!
Designed to provide both vital information about colon cancer and emotional support, Livingston’s story tells of her own heroic battle against this disease and her survival after a bleak diagnosis. — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Living with Colon Cancer: Beating the Odds — FREE Shipping Worldwide!
CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Colon & Rectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment — Paperback by Paul Ruggieri , Addison R. Tolentino. FREE Shipping Worldwide!
This handy, reassuring guide helps recently diagnosed patients answer pressing questions, such as “How””far advanced is the disease?””What tests are involved?” and “What treatments will be recommended? “and understand the often confusing and intimidating medical jargon. In addition, this fully updated second edition is a quick, reliable reference to the most current procedures and treatment options. Among these are the increasingly popular trend of using chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery, targeted therapies involving newer drugs that limit their focus to the cancer cells, the use of laparoscopic surgery, and latest approaches in radiation therapy and chemotherapy drugs. This work also reviews symptoms and risk factors for colon cancer, how the disease may be prevented, and pros and cons of various treatments. — CLICK HERE for more information and latest pricing for: Colon & Rectal Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment.