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.

UT Southwestern program identifies families at high risk for colorectal cancer
Sep 01 11


MRI predicts survival in locally advanced rectal cancer
Aug 29 11


Glaxo HPV vaccine protects women from anal cancer: study
Aug 24 11


Confirmation that vitamin D acts as a protective agent against the advance of colon cancer
Aug 17 11


Stool test good for catching colon cancer: study
Aug 02 11


Southern US states lag in reducing death rates from colorectal cancer
Jul 07 11


Report finds large state disparities in progress against colorectal cancer
Jul 07 11


Fewer Americans developing and dying from colon cancer
Jul 06 11


High folate intake may reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Jul 05 11


B Vitamins in Mother’s Diet Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk in Offspring
Jun 09 11


The cellular root of colorectal cancers?
Jun 08 11


City of Hope researchers to present rectal cancer, palliative care, benchmarking studies at ASCO
Jun 06 11


Celebrex may curb colon cancer, but with caveats
May 11 11


Blood Test for Colon Cancer Screening Beneficial for Some Seniors, but Not for Many Others
May 09 11


A less painful colonoscopy
Apr 27 11


Activation of Biomarker Linked with Improved Survival Among Obese Patients with Colorectal Cancer
Apr 26 11


Automated colonoscopy reminder system is effective, especially in minority populations
Mar 29 11


Can a Cholesterol Drug Prevent Colon Cancer?
Mar 22 11


Aspirin’s ability to protect against colorectal cancer may depend on inflammatory pathways
Mar 09 11


HBV infection decreases risk of liver metastasis in colorectal cancer patients
Mar 08 11


New bowel cancer evidence calls for routine DNA repair test
Mar 08 11


Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk
Feb 23 11


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Feb 22 11


Women on bone drugs have less colon cancer: study
Feb 18 11


Common Bone Drugs May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
Feb 15 11


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