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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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Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

October 18, 2017 - 07:00
New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S.

How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?

October 13, 2017 - 15:00
A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some suggestions.

How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

September 23, 2017 - 09:00
Purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could help to prevent colon cancer by reducing levels of a pro-inflammatory protein.

Burning diarrhea: What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?

September 15, 2017 - 07:00
Burning diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful and uncomfortable. Learn about the causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

September 14, 2017 - 07:00
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.

Probiotics may help to prevent and treat colon cancer

September 14, 2017 - 07:00
A new study looks at the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri, a probiotic, on colon cancer development. In mice, it reduced tumor growth and inflammation.

Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer

September 7, 2017 - 15:00
A new, large-scale report finds that whole grains significantly lower the risk of colorectal cancer, while red meat increases it.

Whole grains may prevent colorectal cancer

September 7, 2017 - 15:00
A new, large-scale report finds that whole grains significantly lower the risk of colorectal cancer, while red meat increases it.

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

September 2, 2017 - 09:00
A study suggests that a new cell death method - called caspase-independent cell death - could be more effective that current treatments for killing cancer.

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

September 2, 2017 - 09:00
A study suggests that a new cell death method - called caspase-independent cell death - could be more effective that current treatments for killing cancer.

Bowel cancer study reveals impact of mutations on protein networks

September 1, 2017 - 07:00
The results show the important role proteins play in predicting the effects of mutations and the cancer's response to drugs.

Bowel cancer study reveals impact of mutations on protein networks

September 1, 2017 - 07:00
The results show the important role proteins play in predicting the effects of mutations and the cancer's response to drugs.

Zebrafish larvae could be used as "avatars" to optimize the personalized treatment of cancer

August 25, 2017 - 07:00
Every cancer is unique; so is every cancer patient. How, then, is it possible to choose the most efficient chemotherapy in each case?

Zebrafish larvae could be used as "avatars" to optimize the personalized treatment of cancer

August 25, 2017 - 07:00
Every cancer is unique; so is every cancer patient. How, then, is it possible to choose the most efficient chemotherapy in each case?

Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55

August 11, 2017 - 07:00
A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening evidence that previously reported increases in...

Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55

August 11, 2017 - 07:00
A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening evidence that previously reported increases in...

Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

July 26, 2017 - 10:00
Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.

Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

July 26, 2017 - 10:00
Tenesmus describes the feeling of being unable to empty the bowels properly. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and management options.

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

July 24, 2017 - 13:00
A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk

July 24, 2017 - 13:00
A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.