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.

Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
Sep 17 10


Multivitamins may not slow colon cancer
Sep 09 10


Abnormal body weight related to increased mortality in colon cancer patients
Sep 09 10


Colorectal cancer screening in Canada is cost-effective
Jul 12 10


Smoking-related colorectal cancer in older women is associated with molecularly-defined DNA changes
Jun 29 10


Hydrophobic proteins: Potential biomarkers for colorectal cancer
Jun 24 10


Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk
Jun 22 10


Dietary Risk Factors for Colon Cancer in a Low-risk Population
May 24 10


Colon Cancer, Its Link To Diabetes, And Dietary Pattern
May 24 10


Exploring gender differences in colorectal cancer screenings
May 11 10


Coffee and sodas not tied to colon cancer
May 10 10


Older Women with Diabetes Face Higher Risk for Colon Cancer
May 03 10


Camera screens can slash colon cancer deaths
Apr 28 10


Omega 3s may help cut colon cancer risk
Apr 26 10


Researchers Find Four Biomarkers Important in Colerectal Cancer Treatment Prognosis
Apr 19 10


Hispanics live in areas with limited capacity for colorectal cancer screening
Apr 12 10


Hispanics live in areas with limited capacity for colorectal cancer screening
Apr 12 10


Obesity tied to poorer colon cancer survival
Mar 24 10


Age likely a factor in colon cancer chemotherapy
Mar 18 10


Obesity linked to poor colon cancer prognosis
Mar 10 10


A new indicator of poor prognosis in node-negative colorectal cancer patients
Mar 04 10


Hormone replacement tied to lower colon cancer risk
Feb 05 10


High vitamin D levels, lower colon cancer risk?
Jan 27 10


Virtual colonoscopy an effective colorectal cancer screening exam in Medicare age patientsComputed t
Jan 26 10


The first map of colon cancer in Spain is published
Jan 14 10


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