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Journal Articles - Free Journal Articles - Medical Journal Articles
Conducting internet searches and scanning hundreds of results searching for relevant journal articles can be cumbersome. That's why I've done it for you. All of these articles are about colorectal cancer, are from scientific journals, and can be accessed online. For most, you need a subscription to view the entire journal article but you can still access the abstract online. Other journal articles can be viewed in their entirety for free.

J-Pouch Surgery
J-pouch surgery (ileoanal anastomosis) removes the colon and lining of the rectum, and replaces them with the small intestine. J-pouch surgery is useful in treating ulcerative colitis and colon cancer, and is often performed as a preventive measure in people who have genetic syndromes (like FAP) that dramatically increase their risk of developing colon cancer.

Juvenile Polyposis - Learn About Juvenile Polyposis
Juvenile polyposis is a rare genetic syndrome that causes polyps to form in the stomach and intestines of children. Since polyps are colon cancer precursors, having juvenile polyposis is a risk factor for colon cancer.

Leucovorin FAQ
Here you'll find answers to frequently-asked questions about Leucovorin.

Living Well with Colon Cancer - How to Live Well with Colon Cancer
Living with colon cancer requires adjusting to a new life and a new body that works differently from your old one. This often requires making temporary changes to your work life and learning new skills, like how to change an ostomy bag. These articles will help people who are living with colon cancer cope with the new challenges presented to them.

Lynch Syndrome (HNPCC) - Learn About Lynch Syndrome
Most people have about a 6% chance of developing colon cancer at some point in their lives; people with Lynch syndrome have about an 80% chance. Lynch syndrome is caused by a mutation in any of five genes, and is also called hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC).

Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
Some research indicates that consuming a lot of red meat and/or processed meat increases a person's risk of developing colon cancer.

Miscellaneous Colorectal Cancer Research
Here you'll find plain-language summaries of colorectal cancer studies that don't fit anywhere else.

Next Steps After a Colon Cancer Diagnosis
You've just been diagnosed with colon cancer: Now what? A loved one has just been diagnosed: How can you help? Should you get a second opinion? What are the treatment options? How can you find a good doctor? How should you break the news to family and friends? You'll need to figure out what's best for you, but these articles should help.

Impact on Risk - Research that Found No Impact on Cancer Risk
Here you'll find studies that researched something scientists thought might influence colon cancer development, but ultimately concluded there was no impact on risk.

Ostomy
An ostomy is a type of colon surgery that creates a detour for the waste in your intestines. Some ostomies are permanent. Others are temporary detours that give part of your body a chance to heal before you use it again. These articles provide detailed information about ostomies.

Causes of Colon Cancer - Impact of Medical Conditions
Sometimes having one medical condition can put you at risk for another. Learn more about which ones may predispose you to colorectal cancer.

Other Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer
There are many risk factors for colon and rectal cancer, including alcohol, diet, genetics, smoking, and weight. However, there are additional risk factors that don't fit neatly into one category or the other. They are discussed here.

Personal Stories from People Living with Colon Cancer
Living with colon cancer? So are all of these people. Sometimes, hearing about others' struggles can help us deal with our own.

Personal Stories About Colon Surgery
Sometimes, hearing about others' experiences with colon surgery can help you figure out if what you're experiencing is normal. It can also give you an idea of what to expect if your surgery hasn't occurred yet.

Persuasion Techniques - Screening Persuasion Techniques
When it comes to persuading someone we love to do something that's good for them, there's a fine line between being loving and being annoying. If you find yourself walking that line, these persuasion techniques may help tip the balance.

Polyps - Polyps and Colon Cancer Risk
A polyp is a projecting mass of overgrown tissue. It looks a lot like an inflated balloon, with the part you tie off attached to wherever it's growing from. Most colon cancer develops from polyps.

Prevention Research - Cancer Prevention Research
Prevention research identifies ways people can reduce their risk of developing colon cancer. You can use the prevention research highlighted here to start reducing your cancer risk today.

Colon Cancer Prevention
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers. Find out ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from the disease via diet, dietary supplements, drugs, and lifestyle adjustments.

Prevention Research - Cancer Prevention Research
Prevention research identifies ways people can reduce their risk of developing colon cancer. You can use the prevention research highlighted here to start reducing your cancer risk today.

Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status as Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
In general, minorities tend to have higher rates of colorectal cancer. Sometimes it's genetic; other times it's purely circumstantial.

Radiation Therapy
Learn about radiation therapy as a treatment for colon cancer. What is it, exactly? How does radiation therapy work? What are its side effects? Find the answers to these questions and others.

Radiation Therapy Basics
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Rectum - Rectum Anatomy
The rectum is about eight inches long and serves, basically, as a warehouse for poop.

Risk Factors Research - Risk Factors Research Articles
Colon cancer risk factors are things than increase your risk of developing the disease. You can use the risk factors research discussed here to get an idea of established and newly-identified risk factors for colon cancer.

Risk Factors - Colon Cancer Risk Factors
Most people have about a six percent chance of developing colon cancer at some point in their lives. Refusing to get screened is a widely recognized way to increase your risk of developing the disease, but scientists are always researching for other possibilities, too. Reading these articles will give you a good idea of the risk factors for colon cancer.

Screening - Colon Cancer Screening
Adequate screening can reduce the average person's risk of dying from colon cancer by 90%.

Small Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Small Colon Polyp 0.25 cm
This is an illustration of a small colon polyp with a diameter of 0.25 centimeters.

Small Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Small Colon Polyp 0.50 cm
This is an illustration of a small colon polyp with a diameter of 0.50 centimeters.

Small Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Small Colon Polyp 0.75 cm
This is an illustration of a large colon polyp with a diameter of 0.75 centimeters.

Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Colon Polyp 1.25 cm
This is an illustration of a colon polyp with a diameter of 1.25 centimeters.

Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Colon Polyp 1.50 cm
This is an illustration of a small colon polyp with a diameter of 1.50 centimeters.

Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Colon Polyp 1.75 cm
This is an illustration of a colon polyp with a diameter of 1.75 centimeters.

Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Colon Polyp 1.00 cm
This is an illustration of a colon polyp with a diameter of one centimeter.

Large Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Large Colon Polyp 2.25 cm
This is an illustration of a large colon polyp with a diameter of 2.25 centimeters.

Large Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Large Colon Polyp 2.50 cm
This is an illustration of a large colon polyp with a diameter of 2.50 centimeters.

Large Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Large Colon Polyp 2.75 cm
This is an illustration of a large colon polyp with a diameter of 2.75 centimeters.

Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Colon Polyp 2.00 cm
This is an illustration of a colon polyp with a diameter of 2.00 centimeters.

Large Colon Polyp Picture - Picture of Large Colon Polyp 3.00 cm
This is an illustration of a large colon polyp with a diameter of 3.00 centimeters.

Polyp Size Gallery - Actual Size of Polyps
This gallery of polyp illustrations is designed to let you see what polyps look like and how big they are in real life. Looking at them this way helps demonstrate why you can't count on noticing that a polyp is present.

Abstracts of Colorectal Cancer Research Published in September 2004
Read abstracts of colorectal cancer research articles published in September 2004.

Chemotherapy Side Effects
Side effects are common while receiving chemotherapy for colon cancer. These articles discuss side effects of colon cancer treatment and offer suggestions for coping with them.

Radiation Side Effects - Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Colon Cancer
Side effects are common while receiving radiation therapy for colon cancer. These articles discuss side effects of colon cancer treatment and offer suggestions for coping with them.

Sigmoidoscopy - Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - Sigmoidoscopy Procedure
A sigmoidoscopy is a test that provides an inside look at your large intestine. It's a lot like a colonoscopy except it doesn't extend as far into your colon.

Signs and Symptoms - What are the Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer
People often ask if there any signs and symptoms of colon cancer they can look out for so they'll know if they need to get screened. It's best to get regular screenings rather than rely on signs of colon cancer. This is because a tumor can grow for years before you notice any symptoms of colon cancer. But, knowing what to look out for can't hurt.

Signs and Symptoms - Advice about Signs and Symptoms
Many readers have sought advice about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer.

Smoking - Smoking and Colon Cancer Risk
Research consistently implicates smoking as a risk factor for colon cancer. These articles provide insight into why smoking increases the risk of developing colon cancer.

Smoking Research - Smoking Research Studies - Research About Smoking
Smoking research clearly indicates smoking is bad for your health, as well as the health of people around the smoke. The smoking research discussed here examines the impact of smoking on colon cancer development and prognosis.

Causes of Colon Cancer - Smoking
Most people agree that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you know it also contributes to the development of colorectal cancer? Learn more here.

Smoking Research - Smoking Research Studies - Research About Smoking
Smoking research clearly indicates smoking is bad for your health, as well as the health of people around the smoke. The smoking research discussed here examines the impact of smoking on colon cancer development and prognosis.

Research that found Smoking Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk
Research consistently implicates smoking as a risk factor for colorectal cancer. The studies discussed here provide insight into why smoking increases a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Dealing with a Stage 1 Colon Cancer Diagnosis
These resources are provided to help you cope with a recent diagnosis of stage 1 colon cancer.

Dealing with a Stage 2 Colon Cancer Diagnosis
These resources are provided to help you cope with a recent diagnosis of stage 2 colon cancer.

Dealing with a Stage 3 Colon Cancer Diagnosis
These resources are provided to help you cope with a recent diagnosis of stage 3 colon cancer.

Dealing with a Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis
These resources are provided to help you cope with a recent diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Stages and Survival Rates
Here you'll find information about the different stages of colon cancer and associated survival rates.

Cancer Statistics for Australia
If you're interested in cancer statistics for Australia, you've come to the right place. These articles provide detailed statistics for Australia in a format that's easy to understand.

Cancer Statistics for Singapore
If you're interested in cancer statistics for Singapore, you've come to the right place. These articles provide detailed statistics for Singapore in a format that's easy to understand.

Cancer Statistics for the U.S.
If you're interested in cancer statistics for the United States, you've come to the right place. These articles provide detailed statistics for the U.S. in a format that's easy to understand.

Stool Testing - Stool Testing Methods
Stool testing is a type of colon cancer screening method that can be performed at home or in a doctor's office. Types of stool testing include fecal occult blood tests and stool DNA tests.

Sugar and Cancer - Sugar Consumption and Colon Cancer
Some research has indicated that sugar consumption may increase colon cancer risk. Other studies have determined there's no link between sugar and colon cancer.

Surgery for Colon Cancer
Learn about surgery as a treatment for colon cancer. What types of surgery are available? What are their risks and survival rates? What is life like after surgery for colon cancer? Find the answers to these questions and others.

Surgery Research - Cancer Surgery Research - Colon Surgery Research
Exploring surgery research can help people scheduled for sugery determine if there's anything else that may work better for them. If you see surgery research that may be relevant to your upcoming procedure, feel free to print the article and discuss it with your doctor.

Surgery Research - Cancer Surgery Research - Colon Surgery Research
Exploring surgery research can help people scheduled for sugery determine if there's anything else that may work better for them. If you see surgery research that may be relevant to your upcoming procedure, feel free to print the article and discuss it with your doctor.

Colon Surgery - Basics of Colon Surgery
Colon surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer. These articles provide basic information about surgery for colon cancer.

Surgery Research - Colon Surgery Studies
Surgery is a common treatment for colon cancer. Sometimes, people who are scheduled for surgery want to explore the research a bit to see if there's anything else that may work better for them. If you see research that may be relevant to your upcoming surgery, feel free to print the article and discuss it with your doctor.

Survival Research - Cancer Survival Research
The survival research included here tries to determine the factors that impact colon cancer survival rates. If you see an article that's relevant to your particular situation, feel free to print it and discuss the research with your doctor.

Playing Tennis to Prevent Colon Cancer
Tennis is great exercise if you play well enough to keep a rally going. Although, chasing wild balls can have some cardio benefit.... But you're not trying to start a running program. You want to play tennis! This information will help.

Diagram of the Anal Canal - Anal Canal Diagram
This is a diagram of the anal canal.

Diagram of the Anus - Anus Diagram
This is a diagram of the anus.

Diagram of the Appendix - Appendix Diagram
This is a diagram of the appendix.

Diagram of the Cecum - Cecum Diagram
This is a diagram of the cecum.

Diagram of the Colon - Colon Diagram
This is a diagram of the colon.

Diagram of the Large Intestine - Large Intestine Diagram
This is a diagram of the large intestine.

Diagram of the Rectum - Rectum Diagram
This is a diagram of the rectum.

Anatomy of the Large Intestine
The main components of the large intestine include the cecum, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, and anal canal. The main function of the large intestine is to transport waste out of the body and to absorb water from the waste before it leaves.

Circular Muscle
This diagram highlights the band of circular muscle present in the colon.

Longitudinal Muscle
This diagram highlights the band of longitudinal muscle present in the colon.

Mucosa
This diagram highlights the mucosa of the colon.

Cross Section of Colon - Overview
This is an overview of colon anatomy that shows the layers of the colon.

Serosa
This diagram highlights the serosa of the colon.

Submucosa
This diagram illustrates the submucosa of the colon.

Colon Anatomy - Colon Cross Section
The colon is about six feet long and is the part of the body's digestive system that moves waste material from the small intestine to the rectum. The colon is comprised of four distinct layers: the mucosa, the submucosa, the muscularis externa (two thick bands of muscle), and the serosa. Learn more about each in this colon anatomy gallery.

Understanding a Colon Cancer Diagnosis
A colon cancer diagnosis is like a declaration of war. In this war, there will be many battles, and arming yourself with knowledge about your particular type of cancer will help you fight intelligently. To quote Sun Tzu: Know thy enemy and know thyself, and you will win a hundred battles.

Vitamins and Minerals - Vitamins Research
Sometimes it seems vitamins and minerals are touted as having the ability to prevent and battle virtually any disease, including colon cancer. However, vitamins and minerals are much more complicated. As these studies show, vitamins and minerals can be good for you, but don't always interact with your body in predictable ways.

Walking to Prevent Colon Cancer
Walking is great exercise. Learn more about walking to stay fit and prevent colon cancer.

Weight and Cancer - Weight and Colon Cancer Risk
In general, research indicates that being overweight isn't stellar for your health. That research has extended into the colon cancer arena, including the impact of weight on risk and prognosis.

Weight Research - Weight Research Articles - Overweight Research
Weight research indicates that carrying extra weight isn't stellar for your health. That research has extended into the colon cancer arena, including the impact of weight on risk and prognosis.

Causes of Colon Cancer - Impact of Weight
Can being overweight increase a person's chances of developing colorectal cancer? Absolutely. Learn more here.

Weight Research - Weight Research Articles - Overweight Research
Weight research indicates that carrying extra weight isn't stellar for your health. That research has extended into the colon cancer arena, including the impact of weight on risk and prognosis.

Research that found Being Overweight Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk
In general, research indicates that being overweight isn't stellar for your health. That research has extended into the colorectal cancer arena, including the impact of weight on risk. The studies discussed here determined that obesity may increase a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Weight Control for Cancer Prevention - Methods of Weight Control
Weight control is an important part of cancer prevention. Research has identified obesity as a risk factor for colorectal cancer and many other illnesses as well. This is a collection of articles concerning colorectal cancer and weight control.

Work Life - Colon Cancer and Your Work Life
How will having colon cancer affect your work life? Will you need to take time off? What are your rights as a cancer patient? These articles address issues regarding the work life of people who have colon cancer.

Cancer Treatment - Colon Cancer Treatment
There are so many cancer treatments it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. If you're looking for information about colon cancer treatment, this is a good place to start.