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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Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

July 14, 2019 - 10:00
By combining three different drugs, researchers may have found a potential alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for an advanced form of bowel cancer.

Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

June 20, 2019 - 07:00
A new study has found that men who eat yogurt regularly have a lower risk of abnormal growths in the bowel, or adenomas, which can precede colon cancer.

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

May 21, 2019 - 18:00
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here.

How whole-grain rye consumption can improve gut health

May 15, 2019 - 15:00
A new study looks to both humans and mice to understand how some whole grains can help maintain gut health and prevent diabetes and cancer.

Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

May 14, 2019 - 14:00
After conducting a study in mice, researchers claim to have found 'pivotal evidence' that a common food additive is harmful to gut health.

Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers

May 8, 2019 - 16:00
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases.

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

May 5, 2019 - 07:00
Researchers have revealed positive results of a small, early clinical trial that tested the effects of a new vaccine on 10 people with colorectal cancer.

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

April 19, 2019 - 07:00
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.

Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

April 9, 2019 - 14:00
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

April 5, 2019 - 00:00
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.