Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatments of Colorectal Cancer


Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the U.S. each year. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, on average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20, or five percent. Risk factors for colorectal cancer Some lifestyle factors have been linked to colorectal cancer. These … Continued

What to Know About Nutrition in the Colorectal Cancer Journey

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The most common surgery for colorectal cancer is called a colon resection (colectomy). In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes part of the colon and then joins the remaining parts back together. Other types of surgery may include a partial colectomy or right colectomy (ileocolectomy). Regardless of surgery type, nutrition and diet play a … Continued

What is Oncoplastic Surgery?

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As breast cancer research advances, treatment approaches continue to be improved and refined. Oncoplastic surgery is a surgery for breast cancer patients that involves reshaping the breasts at the time of initial surgery, combining breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery) at the same time. Oncoplastic surgery gives … Continued

Preventing Colon Cancer: Making Cancer Screenings Easier for Patients

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Preventing Colon Cancer Together March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and colon cancer screenings are an important step toward early diagnosis, but many people avoid colonoscopies because of fear of discomfort. Colonoscopies are recommended every 10 years for both men and women over the age of 50 but according to 2010 figures from the Centers for … Continued