Colorectal cancer screening and early detection are key to effective treatment

More aggressive screening and advanced treatment options have reduced mortality rates associated with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women in the United States. You can help by sharing this article, getting involved, and raising awareness about the benefits of colon screening. Screening is recommended […]

How early-stage cells evade the immune system

Share on PinterestDesigned by MNT. Photography: sanjeri/Getty Images & CHRISTOPH BURGSTEDT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Researchers report that some early-stage cancer cells activate genes that help them hide from the body’s immune response. They say identifying this increase in gene expression in cancer cells could lead to new pathways for early diagnosis and future treatment of […]

How long can you live with colon cancer?

If colon cancer is not treated, it can spread quickly to other areas, and some people may have a shorter life expectancy than those who are treated. Surgery and chemotherapy are common treatments and are most effective in the early stages. Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Treatment […]

Blood tests may help guide colorectal cancer treatment

February 28, 2024written by Sharon Reynolds By looking for bits of DNA that have leaked into the bloodstream from tumors, or circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), doctors may be able to identify which colorectal cancer patients need chemotherapy after surgery. Credit: Adapted from Wikimedia Commons/Racheljunewong. CC BY-SA 4.0. Many people receive chemotherapy directly after surgery for […]

Tumor-associated bacteria may provide clues to early-onset colorectal cancer

February 23, 2024 2 minute read Add topics to email alerts Receive an email when a new article is posted Enter your email address to receive emails when new articles are posted. . ” data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe Your request could not be processed. Please try again later. If you continue to experience […]

Colon Cancer Care | Colorectal Cancer Treatment

It is not uncommon to receive a second opinion during cancer treatment. At MaineHealth, we understand how important it is to have confidence in your colon cancer care approach and treatment. We want to make every effort to ensure that patients, and in many cases healthcare providers, get a second opinion whenever they want one. […]

What is colorectal cancer? Understand, detect and manage the global health concern

Colorectal cancer is a pressing global health problem that affects the colon and rectum. Critical insights into its signs, symptoms, and treatments are crucial for early detection and effective management. Here, we delve into the complexities of colorectal cancer and educate people about this widespread and preventable disease. Understanding colorectal cancer signs and symptoms Risk […]

Drug used to treat cocaine addiction could pave the way for new treatment for advanced colon cancer

Multiomic characterization of cancer-selective effects of VXN on cellular function. credit: natural cancer (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s43018-024-00727-y New cutting-edge research from the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) shows that vanoxerin, a drug originally developed to treat cocaine addiction, improves the ability of advanced colorectal cancer stem cells by essentially rewiring key gene networks. It has been found […]