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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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Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

January 14, 2018 - 08:00
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

January 11, 2018 - 19:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

January 11, 2018 - 08:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

January 10, 2018 - 16:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

December 7, 2017 - 08:00
New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.

Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

December 6, 2017 - 08:00
Aspirin in conjunction with Sorafenib — an anti-cancer drug —increases its ability to destroy malignant cells in some difficult-to-treat cancers.

Seven alternatives to a colonscopy

November 24, 2017 - 11:00
Most medical professionals recommend the use of a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but it can be costly and invasive. Are there alternatives?

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

November 24, 2017 - 08:00
Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?

Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

November 21, 2017 - 16:00
A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

November 17, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.

Colorectal cancer: Increasing fiber intake may lower death risk

November 2, 2017 - 17:00
Patients diagnosed with non-metastatic colorectal cancer could improve their survival by increasing their intake of fiber, a new study suggests.

Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

October 18, 2017 - 08:00
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 - 16:00
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.