The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) sets guidelines for follow-up testing to detect recurring cancer after the completion of treatment. The following guidelines are based on ASCOs 2005 updated recommendations.
Most colorectal cancer recurrences happen within 3 years after surgery. ASCO recommends that patients see their doctor for a physical examination every 3 6 months for the first 3 years, every 6 months for the fourth and fifth years, and at...Read more
A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some... Read more »
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For some time we've known that vitamin D-primarily found in milk-is linked to a lower likelihood of developing colon cancer. But new... Read more »