Colorectal cancer rates have fallen overall, but they’re rising in younger adults. Learn what symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and what you can do to protect yourself.
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
About 5% of colorectal cancers are inherited. Genetic testing can reveal if you have a mutation that can cause colorectal cancer and if you should do more to protect yourself.
One of the most common cancer diagnoses? It’s colorectal cancer. The good news? Found early, it’s usually curable.
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Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer.
Signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.
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.