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Table of contents
5

How to use this book
6

Part 1: Colon cancer basics
7

Part 1: Contents
8

Part 1: What is the colon?
8

Part 1: How colon cancer starts and spreads
10

Part 1: Review
12

Part 2: Cancer staging
13

Part 2: Contents
14

Part 2: TNM scores
15

Part 2: Colon cancer stages
16

Part 2: Review
18

Part 3: Treatment planning
19

Part 3: Contents
20

Part 3: Medical and family history
20

Part 3: Total colonoscopy
21

Part 3: Imaging tests
22

Part 3: Blood tests
23

Part 3: Molecular testing
23

Part 3: Review
24

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
25

Part 4: Contents
26

Part 4: Surgical treatment
26

Part 4: Ablation
27

Part 4: Radiation therapy
27

Part 4: Chemotherapy
28

Part 4: Targeted therapy
30

Part 4: Clinical trials
32

Part 4: Review
34

Part 5: Treatment guide: First-time treatment
35

Part 5: Contents
36

Part 5.1: Stage I colon cancer
38

Part 5.2: Stages 1 (T2), II, and III colon cancer
40

Part 5.3: Stage IV colon cancer
44

Part 5: Review
48

Part 6: Treatment guide: Recurrent treatment
49

Part 6: Contents
50

Part 6.1: Surgical options for recurrent colon cancer
52

Part 6.2: Nonsurgical options for recurrent colon cancer
54

Part 6: Review
56

Part 7: Treatment guide: Chemotherapy pathways
57

Part 7: Contents
58

Part 7.1: Oxaliplatin pathways
60

Part 7.2: Irinotecan pathways
62

Part 7: 5-FU and capecitabine pathways
64

Part 7.4: FOLFOXIRI pathways
66

Part 7.5: Least toxic pathways
67

Part 7: Review
68

Part 8: Making treatment decisions
69

Part 8: Contents
70

Part 8: It's your choice
70

Part 8: Questions to ask your doctors
71

Part 8: What's my diagnosis and prognosis?
71

Part 8: What are my options?
72

Part 8: What does each option require of me?
73

Part 8: What is your experience?
74

Part 8: Weighing your options
75

Part 8: Websites and Review
76

Glossary
77

Dictionary
78

Acronyms
81

NCCN Panel Members for Colon Cancer
84

NCCN Member Institutions
85

Index
86