In the earliest stages of colorectal cancer (stage 0 and some stage I cases) polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy in a procedure called polypectomy. Early-stage superficial cancers that are not deep can also be removed through excision, where the cancer is cut out by inserting a tube into the rectum. Unlike colectomy, these procedures do not involve cutting through the abdominal wall.
Surgical removal of the tumor ("resection") along with any affected surrounding tissue is the...Read more
Vaccinations are an important part of life individually and for our society. Vaccines provide important protections against disease, some... Read more »
Although ovarian cancer has sometimes been described as a silent killer we now know that there are some early warning signs. The earlier... Read more »
Scientists have found genetic changes in colon cancer cells says a New York Times article. If you have a relative with colon cancer, this... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
for Metastasized Colorectal CancerThe liver is the most frequent site for colorectal cancers to spread (metastasized). Here, treatments may slow the... Read more »