Cancer of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

ISBN: 1-55009-110-7




The colon and rectum together constitute the most common site for cancer in men and second most common site for women. Part of the American Cancer Society's acclaimed Atlas of Clinical Oncology series, this books offers an expert overview of colon and rectal cancer.

Topics covered include epidemiology, genetics, pathology and staging, endoscopy, diagnostic radiology, surgery of primary colon and rectal cancer, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, perspective of current and future treatment of colon and rectal cancer, management of metastatic disease, and anal cancer.