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
For some time we've known that vitamin D-primarily found in milk-is linked to a lower likelihood of developing colon cancer. But new... 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 »
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 »