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Colon Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]
Cancer of the colon is a highly treatable and often curable disease when localized to the bowel. Surgery is the primary form of treatment and results in cure in approximately 50% of patients. However, recurrence following surgery is a major problem and is often the ultimate cause of death. Incidence and Mortality...
Info on healthcare professionals with training in specific areas. Links to info on physicians and other specialty doctors. Also includes links to info on other health professionals like physician assistants. Offers tips on preparing for appointments.
What is Hirschsprung disease? Hirschsprung disease is a birth defect that affects the nerve cells in the large intestine (colon). These nerve cells control the muscles that normally push food and waste through the colon. In children who have Hirschsprung disease, nerve cells are missing from part or all of the colon...
Colorectal Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
Guides you through choosing a test to check for colorectal cancer. Looks at symptoms of colorectal cancer. Covers stool tests, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Controlling Symptoms With Diet
Covers how to control the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diet. Suggests changing eating habits to manage symptoms. Lists foods that may cause symptoms.
Constipation: Keeping Your Bowels Healthy
For healthy bowels, avoid constipation. You can try these steps. Eat foods high in fiber. Include fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains in your diet each day. Drink plenty of fluids. Get some exercise every day. Try to do moderate activity that adds up to at least 2½ hours a week. Or try to do vigorous activity...
Childhood Colorectal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum. The colon is part of the body's digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste...
Bowel Disease: Changing Your Diet
Covers following an eating plan for inflammatory bowel disease. Helps you learn more about how to eat so you can manage your symptoms but still get the nutrition you need.
Constipation, Age 12 and Older
Briefly discusses constipation in those 12 and older. Covers symptoms, including few bowel movements, straining, and passing hard stools. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.