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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: Colon cancer basics
9

The colon
10

A disease of cells
12

Cancer’s threat
12

Polyps
14

Cancer stage
15

Review
15

Part 2: Treatment planning
16

Medical history
17

Physical exam
18

Total colonoscopy
19

Blood tests
20

Imaging tests
20

Needle biopsy
21

Cancer cell tests
22

Review
24

Part 3: Overview of cancer treatments
25

Surgery
26

Chemotherapy
28

Targeted therapy
30

Radiation therapy
34

Ablation
36

Embolization
36

Clinical trials
36

Review
37

Part 4: Treatment guide: Nonmetastatic cancer
38

Stage I
39

Stage II and III
42

Review
47

Part 5: Treatment guide: Metastatic disease
48

Metastases at diagnosis
50

Metastases at recurrence
54

Part 6: Chemotherapy
58

Oxaliplatin
59

Irinotecan
60

FOLFOXIRI
61

5-FU and capecitabine
62

Least toxic regimens
63

Review
63

Part 7: Making treatment decisions
64

It’s your choice
65

Questions to ask your doctors
65

What’s my diagnosis and prognosis?
66

What are my options?
67

What does each option require of me?
68

What is your experience?
69

Deciding between options
70

Websites
71

Review
71

Glossary
72

Dictionary
73

Acronyms
77

NCCN Panel Members for Colon Cancer
80

NCCN Member Institutions
81

Index
82