Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., with Americans facing a lifetime chance of 5 - 6% for this cancer. Each year, about 143,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and about 50,000 people die from the disease. About 72% of cancers occur in the colon and 28% in the rectum.
Rates of colorectal cancer have been decreasing in the United States. This is due in part to more people getting regular screenings for colorectal cancer, and...Read more
New Study: There was a new study published in the May 29, 2008 issue of Nature, a science and medicine journal, which may point... 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 »
Just a brief update on my blog from last week . . . I met my deadline late last Friday and by Sunday my gut was much happier and pretty... 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 »