Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News

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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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New precision medicine guidelines aimed at improving personalized cancer treatment plans

January 20, 2016 - 13:00
Paper led by Cleveland Clinic defines new criteria to enhance cancer staging system.

Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed

January 18, 2016 - 08:00
Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.

How obesity promotes colorectal cancer

January 15, 2016 - 16:00
Scientists have identified the mechanism linking obesity to colorectal cancer and suggested an approved therapy to prevent the cancer's development.

Colorectal cancer more likely to affect minorities at younger age

January 13, 2016 - 12:00
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The chance of developing colorectal cancer increases with age.

Gut reaction: Smart pill smells out the body's fiber factor

January 13, 2016 - 10:00
First trials of smart gas sensing pills reveal how low & high-fiber diets affect gut.

Blood test that monitors dead cancer cell DNA better at tracking spread of melanoma

January 12, 2016 - 13:00
Physicians treating patients with metastatic melanoma -- one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer -- may soon have a superior tool in their efforts to closely track the disease.