Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third-most-common cancer globally and ranks second as the most-common cause of cancer-related mortality.
Advances in Understanding, Treatment of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer
In colorectal cancer, left-sided colorectal cancer (LCC) is associated with better survival compared to right-sided colon cancer (RCC) in metastatic disease, according to a study involving VA researchers.
Traditionally, treatment for colon cancer has been based primarily on the stage, but other issues—especially location—are becoming increasingly important.
Colonoscopies are not without risk, yet data are limited regarding the procedures’ long-term adverse effects.
In recent years, the protocols for colorectal cancer screening have undergone some significant changes.