Oncology & Cancer

What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

Screening for colorectal cancer is now recommended for all people, beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its guidelines to begin screening five years earlier because ...

Oncology & Cancer

Red meat intake, poor education linked to colorectal cancer

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that several non-genetic factors—including greater red meat intake, lower educational attainment, and heavier alcohol use—are associated ...

Oncology & Cancer

When colon cancer spreads to the liver

Colorectal cancer is a leading cancer among men and women around the world. Many colorectal cancers are likely to spread to other organs, with the most common site of metastases being the liver.

Oncology & Cancer

Multi-gene testing could detect more hereditary cancer syndromes

Up to 38.6% of people with colon cancer who have a hereditary cancer syndrome—including 6.3% of those with Lynch syndrome—could have their conditions remain undetected with current universal tumor-screening methods, and ...

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