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.

Shifting a Paradigm: a Molecular Approach to Staging Colorectal Cancer
Feb 15 11


Lack of sleep found to be a new risk factor for colon cancer
Feb 08 11


Dogs can accurately sniff out early stage bowel cancer
Feb 01 11


For non-whites, geography plays key role in colon cancer screening
Jan 10 11


Race affects regional colorectal cancer screening disparities
Jan 10 11


Consistent exercise associated with lower risk of colon cancer death
Jan 01 11


Surgery Complications Linked to Chemotherapy Delay
Dec 08 10


Use of Low-Dose Aspirin Associated with Improved Performance of Test for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Dec 08 10


Tests between colonoscopies could be lifesaver for high-risk patients
Dec 07 10


Fecal immunochemical testing best and most cost-effective method for screening for colorectal cancer
Nov 24 10


Bowel cancer: 8 years of colonoscopy screening in Germany—a success story
Nov 10 10


Anti-gout drug may decrease risk for colorectal adenoma progression
Nov 09 10


No link seen between high-carb diet, colon cancer
Nov 04 10


Black raspberries may prevent colon cancer, study finds
Nov 02 10


Colorectal cancer survival advantage in MUTYH-associated polyposis
Nov 02 10


Healthy life could prevent 23 percent of colon cancers
Oct 27 10


Following lifestyle tips could prevent almost a quarter of bowel cancer cases
Oct 26 10


Aspirin use associated with lower risk of cancer death for men with prostate cancer
Oct 25 10


Colorectal cancer screening can be expanded by offering it during mammography visits
Oct 25 10


Low-dose aspirin lowers colon cancer risk: study
Oct 25 10


Statin drugs may lower colon cancer risk - study
Oct 19 10


Lack of sleep linked to risky colon polyps
Oct 18 10


Not all doctors follow cancer screening guidelines
Oct 14 10


Fish oil linked to increased risk of colon cancer in mice
Oct 05 10


Blood test for colon cancer promising: study
Sep 29 10


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