The liver is the most frequent site for colorectal cancers to spread (metastasized). Here, treatments may slow the spread of cancer and even prolong survival. Cure is very rare.
When cancer has spread, surgery to remove or bypass obstructions in the intestine may be performed. In these circumstances, surgery is considered palliative in that it may improve symptoms but will not lead to cure. In rare cases, metastatic colon cancer may be cured...Read more
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and represents the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Each year, 50,000... Read more »
August 2012 has been a busy month for late-stage testing of long awaited Alzheimer’s drugs. Unfortunately, the results haven’t been... 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 »
Yow! Yow! Yow! My right leg was in pain. It got worse because I went to work for two days. By Friday morning, I was in tears on... 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 »
Clinical trials are conducted in a series of four steps or phases. Each step or phase builds on the results of the phase before it. Phase I trials:... Read more »