Stages I-II Anal Cancer


New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Reduces Side Effects for Patients with Anal Cancer (January 31, 2011)

Treatment of anal cancer with chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) may be as effective as treatment with conventional radiation and chemotherapy but with fewer side effects. These... Continue Reading

Sandostatin Ineffective in Preventing Diarrhea in Anal and Rectal Cancer Patients Treated with Chemoradiotherapy (March 30, 2010)

Sandostatin® (ocreotide acetate) does not prevent diarrhea in patients with anal or rectal cancer treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The results of this randomized, double-blind, placebo... Continue Reading

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer (May 1, 2008)

No Benefit with Addition of Platinol® to Treatment for Anal Cancer Addition of the drug Platinol® (cisplatin) to 5-FU (5-flourouracil), mitomycin, and radiation may not improve outcomes for patients... Continue Reading

5-FU/Mitomycin Remains Standard of Care for Anal Cancer (July 26, 2006)

5-FU/Mitomycin Remains Standard of Care for Anal Cancer According to results recently reported at the 2006 semi-annual meeting of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), treatment including the chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Radiation to the Pelvis Increases Risk of Pelvic Fractures (November 28, 2005)

Radiation to the Pelvis Increases Risk of Pelvic Fractures According to a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women who undergo radiation to the pelvis for... Continue Reading

Intensive Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Combo May Improve Outcomes for Persons with Cancer of the Anus (February 4, 2002)

Intensive Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Combo May Improve Outcomes for Persons with Cancer of the Anus Persons who have cancers of the anus that have spread to the nearby lymph nodes or are large... Continue Reading

Treatment of Anal Cancer: Protective Drug, Called Amifostine, Reduces the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy (February 3, 2002)

Treatment of Anal Cancer: Protective Drug, Called Amifostine, Reduces the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy The side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy as treatment for anal... Continue Reading

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