Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through col ...
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Prevention
... The most encouraging news about colon and rectal cancer is that you can actually reduce your risk by having regular screenings. That''s because with regular screening, you can have polyps removed befo...
Source: MayoClinic

Colorectal Cancer: New Screening Method Available
... Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in American men and women. A newer, noninvasive screening method now makes prevention easier than ever. Called a fecal DNA test, the new...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
... Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer and cancer death in American men and women. Approximately one out of every 18 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Is co...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Screening Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer
... How does colorectal cancer develop? All of the body’s cells normally divide, grow, and die to keep the body healthy and functioning properly. Sometimes this process goes out of control, and cells keep...
Source: Cleveland Clinic