Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Study: Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results
People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems...
Who should consider colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and why? CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25% of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but...
A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer - the UK's fourth most common cancer.
U.S. preventive services task force updates recommendations regarding screening for colorectal cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found convincing evidence that colorectal cancer screening substantially reduces deaths from the disease among adults 50 to 75 years of age and that...
An expandable tube that unblocks the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer cancer patients being diagnosed as emergencies and needing a colostomy bag.
Eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, researchers led by UConn Health report in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB RAS), the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCh) and a number of other...
Researchers find cancers are more advanced in those diagnosed before 50.A new study shows the rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) continues to increase in individuals under 50 years old, despite the...
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late.
An analysis of data from a large colon cancer treatment trial finds if the cancer starts on the left side of the colon, patient survival is longer than if it starts on the right.
Targeting both pathways with drug inhibitors more effective in stopping colorectal cancer growth.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the main types, is on the increase in the United States, affecting more than 1.
A new study finds colorectal cancer patients with depression are seven times more likely to be in very poor health 2 years after end of treatment than patients without depression.
Study shows drug may help even more people suffering from colorectal cancer.
While jumping genes have been found in many cancers, their direct involvement has not been clear in colorectal cancer. Now, a new study conclusively demonstrates such a role.
A drug used to treat severe multiple sclerosis - mitoxantrone - has been linked to greater colorectal cancer risk in a new study. It is the first time such a link has been found.
Colorectal cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in the United States, expected to claim the lives of an estimated 49,190 people in 2016.
Project aims to improve results for patients, expand availability of surgery.
An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist has discovered that certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer.
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.