What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer occurs in the large intestine or the rectum. Symptoms include blood in the stool, diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain.

Treatment for colon cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Common drug classes used to treat colon cancer are EGFR antagonists, folate analogues, kinase inhibitors, nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, platinum-based drugs, and VEGF antibodies.

Savings Tips for Colon Cancer

  • What is Targeted Chemotherapy?

    November 05, 2015

    This is where the treatment of cancer is going—along with the future of medicine. Targeted cancer therapies, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, are drugs that target a cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that lead to the growth and spread of that cancer.
    Confused? Here are ten facts to help you sort it out.

    1. With targeted chemotherapy we use information about people’s genes and proteins to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
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  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Colon Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 71 See Prices
Folate Analogues 9 See Prices
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 1,821 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Colon Cancer Drug Classes

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