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.

Use of Chemotherapy After Surgery for Colon Cancer Has Risen
Dec 06 05


High colon cancer risk with diabetes confirmed
Nov 17 05


Experimental drug slows tumor growth
Nov 03 05


Colorectal Cancer More Common Among Diabetics
Nov 02 05

There’s more evidence that people with Diabetes have a significantly higher risk of developing Colorectal cancer, investigators reported here.

In a cross-sectional analysis of 226,953 participants who participated in…


Colon cancer hits blacks at a younger age
Oct 31 05


Preventing bowel cancer in high risk families
Oct 26 05


Many patients not screened for colorectal cancer
Oct 20 05


People with HIV not being tested for colon cancer
Sep 09 05


Long-term aspirin lowers colon cancer risk
Aug 23 05

Regular, long-term use of Aspirin - and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen - reduces the risk of developing Colon cancer, an analysis of data…


Poor less likely to be screened for colon cancer
Jul 26 05


Chinese most prone to colorectal cancer in Asia
Jul 18 05


Colon cancer risk in US varies by race, ethnicity
Jun 28 05


Western and Japanese diets up colon cancer risk
Jun 23 05


Study confirms red meat link with bowel cancer
Jun 14 05


Vitamin B6 may reduce colon cancer risk in women
Jun 13 05

Women with high levels of Vitamin B6 in their diet seem to have a decreased risk of developing Colorectal cancer - especially those who consume…

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