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.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Still Too Low
Jul 14 08


Wealth, health impact colon cancer screening
Jul 02 08


Different type of colon cancer vaccine reduces disease spread, Jefferson scientists show
Jun 24 08


Study Links Vitamin D to Colon Cancer Survival
Jun 19 08


Chemical changes may help detect colon cancer early
Jun 10 08


Wide Variations in Appropriateness of Rectal Cancer Surgery Across England
Jun 05 08


Family History of Colorectal Cancer Linked With Reduced Risk of Cancer Recurrence
Jun 03 08


Sex, Age and Ethnicity Associated With Colorectal Cancer Survival
May 29 08


Some Early Stage Colon Cancer Patients Should Not Receive Chemotherapy
May 16 08


Discovery of a novel mechanism for the development of colon cancer
May 06 08


Particular experimental therapy not more effective than standard treatment for anal canal cancer
Apr 23 08


Study finds that competency in colonoscopy requires experience with 150 cases or more
Apr 23 08


Fish Oil Protects Against Colon Cancer
Apr 19 08


Study Finds Evidence of Gender-Related Differences In Development of Colon Cancer
Apr 15 08


Smoking Related to Subset of Colorectal Cancers with Absent DNA Repair Proteins
Apr 14 08


Apple pectin, apple juice extracts shown to have anticarcinogenic effects on colon
Mar 26 08


Occult blood test reduces colorectal cancer crises
Mar 24 08


Cancer detected earlier, faster, with new medical imaging, Stanford study finds
Mar 17 08


Colorectal Cancer in Vietnamese Americans
Mar 10 08


Digestive Health Experts Urge More Americans to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer
Mar 07 08


Colonoscopy used to identify and remove flat colon lesions
Mar 06 08


Flat Colon Lesions Common, Linked to Colorectal Cancer
Mar 05 08


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Resources from the AGA
Feb 28 08


US cancer deaths down but far too few Americans screened for colon cancer
Feb 20 08


Predictors and patterns of recurrence after definitive chemoradiation for anal cancer
Feb 12 08


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