Oncology & Cancer

ASCO: guidelines released for early detection, treatment of CRC

(HealthDay)—Expert guidance has been provided on the early detection of colorectal cancer and on treatment and posttreatment follow-up; the two guidelines were recently published online in the Journal of Global Oncology.

Surgery

Fecal occult blood test may improve CRC outcomes in some

(HealthDay)—Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with several improved outcomes in men but not women, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hidden blood in feces may signal deadly conditions

(HealthDay)—Even if it's not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious—a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test

The type of bacteria in your gut may help diagnose colorectal cancer. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with ...

Oncology & Cancer

Adults with disabilities screened less often for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly 135,000 cases reported in 2016. The likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer is strongly related to the stage in which it is diagnosed. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancers caught during screening colonoscopy are more survivable

Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a study in the July issue of ...

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