The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 alone, 95,520 people will be newly diagnosed with colon cancer and 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer. Discover the truth about your risk of colorectal cancer from a colorectal surgeon.
A newer kind of test, called next-generation sequencing panels, could help identify more people with genetic changes that predispose them to colorectal cancer.
Imagine focusing hundreds, or even thousands, of radiation beams on a cancerous tumor, hitting it hard with high-precision doses of radiation. It’s called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT). While the technique is not new, it’s now become available to treat colon cancers that have spread to a person’s liver. Doctors have used SBRT in the … Read More
You may have seen ads for a DNA stool test for colorectal cancer. Will it help you avoid cancer? Colorectal surgeon James Church, MD, provides The Short Answer.
Colon and rectal cancer are common — together, they’re the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second-leading cause of cancer death
Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer.
If you are 50 or older, you probably know you need regular screenings to prevent colon cancer. But did you know that some people need screenings much earlier in life? For people with Lynch syndrome, the most common genetic cause of colorectal cancer, the risk starts as early as age 25. Fortunately, knowing if you … Read More