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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

June 27, 2016 - 16:00
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...

Are older adults being appropriately screened for colorectal cancer?

June 23, 2016 - 14:00
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...

Landmark study gives clearest picture of genetic causes of bowel cancer

June 22, 2016 - 14:00
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

June 16, 2016 - 14:00
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...

New pre-surgery technique may make colostomy bags redundant for emergency bowel cancer patients

June 5, 2016 - 00:00
An expandable tube that unblocks the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer cancer patients being diagnosed as emergencies and needing a colostomy bag.

Walnuts may improve your colon health

June 3, 2016 - 12:00
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.

New 3-D hydrogel biochips prove to be superior in detecting bowel cancer at early stages

May 30, 2016 - 07:00
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...

Colorectal cancer rate rising among younger people

May 25, 2016 - 11:00
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...

Dietary experiments in mice point the way to early detection of cancer development in humans

May 23, 2016 - 07:00
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late.

Colon cancer: Primary tumor location predicts survival

May 19, 2016 - 14:00
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.

Blocking known cancer driver unexpectedly reveals a new tumor-promoting pathway

May 18, 2016 - 10:00
Targeting both pathways with drug inhibitors more effective in stopping colorectal cancer growth.

Study advances understanding of colon cancer and colitis

May 18, 2016 - 08:00
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.

Cancer patients with depression less likely to recover well after treatment

May 16, 2016 - 16:00
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.

Findings expand potential of cancer drug

May 16, 2016 - 07:00
Study shows drug may help even more people suffering from colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer: Study finds clear link to 'jumping gene'

May 12, 2016 - 14:00
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.

MS drug may raise colorectal cancer risk

May 12, 2016 - 07:00
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.

Changes needed to increase access to colorectal cancer screening

May 9, 2016 - 07:00
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.

Johns Hopkins scientist programs robot for 'soft tissue' surgery

May 5, 2016 - 09:00
Project aims to improve results for patients, expand availability of surgery.

Findings light the way for new treatments in colitis, colon cancer

May 5, 2016 - 09:00
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.

Ovary removal may increase the risk of colorectal cancer

May 4, 2016 - 10:00
Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.