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Table of contents
5

How to use this book
6

Part 1: Colon cancer basics
7

Contents
8

The colon
8

Colon cancer
10

Diagnosis
12

Cancer stages
14

Review
16

Part 2: Treatment planning
17

Contents
18

Medical history
18

Physical exam
20

Total colonoscopy
20

Blood tests
21

Imaging tests
21

Needle biopsy
23

Cancer cell tests
23

Part 3: Overview of cancer treatments
27

Contents
28

Surgery
28

Chemotherapy
30

Targeted therapy
32

Radiation therapy
36

Ablation
38

Embolization
38

Clinical trials
40

Review
42

Part 4: Treatment guide: Nonmetastatic cancer
43

Contents
44

Cancer stage I
46

Cancer stage II and III
50

Review
56

Part 5: Treatment guide: Metastatic disease
57

Contents
58

Metastases at diagnosis
60

Metastases at recurrence
64

Review
70

Part 6: Chemotherapy
71

Contents
72

Oxaliplatin
74

Irinotecan
78

5-FU and capecitabine
82

FOLFOXIRI
86

Least toxic
88

Review
90

Part 7: Making treatment decisions
91

Contents
92

It's your choice
93

Questions to ask your doctors
94

Weighing your options
98

Websites
100

Review
100

Glossary
101

Dictionary
102

Acronyms
106

NCCN Panel Members
109

NCCN Member Institutions
110

Index
112