This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to colon cancer, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on colon cancer. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Colon Cancer: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Colon Cancer; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Colon Cancer; Chapter 5. Patents on Colon Cancer; Chapter 6. Books on Colon Cancer; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Colon Cancer; Chapter 8. Periodicals and News on Colon Cancer; Chapter 9. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 10. Dissertations on Colon Cancer; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; COLON CANCER GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Adenocarcinoma of the Colon, Bowel cancer, Cancer colon, Cancer intestine, Cancer of the Colon, Cancer of the Large Intestine, Carcinoma of the Colon, Colonic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Intestinal cancer.