Colorectal cancer is the third most-diagnosed cancer in the
United States. Some 103,000 men and women are diagnosed annually. Rectal cancer is not as
common, with nearly 40,000 new cases a year.
If you or someone you
love has been diagnosed with colon cancer, you've probably experienced the
whirlwind of emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis. You're may be worried
and frightened. And, like many, you probably have many questions. You wonder how
far the disease has advanced. What medical tests will you need? What form of
treatment will you undergo?
Paul Ruggieri, M.D. and
Addison R. Tolentino, M.D., understand such pressing questions, and offer answers in
Colon & Rectal Cancer. They
covers such topics as:
and risk factors for colon cancer
tests for getting a diagnosis
importance of staging the cancer
radiation therapy, chemotherapy--how they work
"This book is highly recommended for consumer health
collections and will be a helpful reference for patients, families and
The Consumer Connectiona
Publication of the
Medical Library Association
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