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 Colon Cancer Screening Tests in Research & Development Stages In the October 28th issue of The New York Times, it was reported... Read more »
A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some... 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 »
A shrewdly designed study adds support to the idea that vitamin D may play a role in breast and colon cancer risk reduction. The study... 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 »