Rectal CancerInfo Center

The Obesity-Inactivity-Cancer Chain
The link between obesity and cancer is nothing new. Lack of regular exercise and cancer are also teammates. A new study has added some links to this chain of knowledge.
How To Triple Cancer Screening Participation
Doctors urge patients to start colorectal cancer screenings at age 50. But a large number of patients either ignore the recommendations or don’t get the screenings at all. Researchers have found a couple of ways to help folks get the test that could save their lives.
Predicting Chemotherapy Success
When chemotherapy is prescribed for colorectal cancer, doctors don’t always know if it will work for an individual treatment. A new tool might help predict success.
Multiple Sclerosis Rx Might Treat Cancer
The medication Gilenya ( fingolimod ) has been used to treat multiple sclerosis since 2008. Very preliminary studies suggest that it may have a future as an anti-cancer medication.
How Good is Your Doctor?
As a patient, you have a right to know how good your doctor is. And you should know. The answer to one question may just save your life.
Do Cancer Screenings Have an Expiration Date?
Generally speaking, cancer takes years – even decades – to develop. So a recent study suggests this fact needs to be taken into account when recommending cancer screenings.
Expanding the Cancer Gene Pool
Genes are at the heart of a number of cancers. When cancer-promoting genes are identified, they can sometimes become targets for new drugs.
Slacking Off Snacking May Keep Cancer Away
No denying it – we love our snacks – even though overloading on them is overloading us. And while no one would be hurt by less snacking, some folks can do themselves a huge favor by taming their snack attacks.
Get Healthy To Live With Colon Cancer
Diabetes and high blood pressure can both be difficult to manage alone or together. Throw colorectal cancer into the mix and the picture gets more complicated.
Unraveling Family Cancer Ties
Having a family history of any kind of cancer isn’t a bright spot for your own odds. It’s just part of nature over which we have no control. In terms of colorectal cancer, new understandings may help avoid a nightmare journey.