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.

Biomarker identification may lead to new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer detection
Jun 06 13


Sleep duration associated with higher colorectal cancer risk
May 01 13


Differences in staging and treatment likely to be behind UK’s low bowel cancer survival
Apr 17 13


Soy-based compound may reduce tumor cell proliferation in colorectal cancer
Apr 11 13


Uterine cancer tied to later colon cancer - study
Apr 11 13


Different drug combinations work best for prevention versus treatment of colorectal tumors
Apr 08 13


Smokers have worse colon cancer prognosis: study
Apr 05 13


Study finds no constipation, colon cancer link
Mar 22 13


One in four colonoscopies in Medicare patients found to be potentially inappropriate
Mar 14 13


Take-home test boosts colorectal cancer screening
Mar 07 13


Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans
Feb 08 13


Exercise tied to better colon cancer survival odds
Jan 24 13


New model may help predict response to chemotherapy for colorectal cancer
Jan 17 13


Multiple sclerosis drug may one day treat colorectal cancer
Jan 10 13


Brief Class on Easy-to-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection, Mayo Study Shows
Jan 08 13


3 new genetic links to colorectal cancer
Dec 24 12


Inherited colon cancer risk tied to certain foods
Dec 18 12


Genes Are Not The Only Drivers Of Colon Cancer
Dec 15 12


Caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of oral cancers
Dec 10 12


Breath test could possibly diagnose colorectal cancer
Dec 05 12


When it comes to colon cancer checks, options exist
Nov 06 12


Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers
Oct 25 12


Chronic constipation linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer
Oct 23 12


Increased colorectal cancer risk for extended family members, younger endometrial cancer patients
Oct 23 12


Is simpler colon screen enough for many women?
Oct 20 12


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