Colorectal Cancer News

What is Colorectal cancer?

Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancers affecting either of these organs also may be called colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer occurs when some of the cells that line the colon or the rectum become abnormal and grow out of control. The abnormal growing cells create a tumor, which is the cancer.

Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical treatment followed by chemotherapy is highly successful. In the most difficult cases - when the cancer has metastasized to the liver, lungs or other sites - treatment can prolong and add to one's quality of life.

Obesity Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer and Polyps
Mar 15 12


Facts About Colorectal Cancer
Mar 11 12


Fat Intake and Colorectal Cancer
Mar 11 12


Sugar + Fat Might Add up to Colon Cancer
Mar 11 12


Study shows how high-fat diets increase colon cancer risk
Mar 08 12


Internists echo call for colon cancer screening
Mar 06 12


Five Facts to Help Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer:
Mar 03 12


Colonoscopy Prevents Deaths From Colon Cancer
Feb 23 12


Colon cancer study backs blood stool screening test
Feb 23 12


Balancing oxaliplatin dose with neurological side effects in metastatic colon cancer
Feb 02 12


Cocoa could prevent intestinal pathologies such as colon cancer
Jan 26 12


Roche’s Avastin helps colorectal cancer patients
Jan 26 12


Cocoa could prevent intestinal pathologies such as colon cancer
Jan 24 12


Compounds in mate tea induce death in colon cancer cells
Jan 24 12


Identified a cause of resistance to colon cancer treatment
Jan 23 12


Study examines quality of colonoscopy reporting and performance
Jan 23 12


Study showed oxaliplatin improved colon cancer patient survival
Jan 21 12


Drug improves survival of colorectal cancer patients, trial results show
Jan 18 12


Researchers discover genes involved in colorectal cancer
Nov 06 11


Researchers Find Possible Link Between Bacterium and Colon Cancer
Oct 18 11


Does sex matter in colon cancer screening?
Sep 29 11


Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies
Sep 14 11


Folate tied to lower colon cancer risk
Sep 04 11


Vitamin D levels tied to colon cancer risk
Sep 02 11


Program Identifies Families at High Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Sep 01 11


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