Colorectal Cancer

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:48pm

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Educate yourself with the facts below and register for our live, online video chat on March 24 to learn if you are at high risk for colorectal cancer and how Roswell Park can help.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:41am

Upon hearing this question, your answer likely falls into one of the following categories:

a) Yep! I’ve been screened and I’m not due again for another x-years.

b) Uh oh. I’ve been meaning to make that appointment for some time now.

c) Age 50 is years away. Don’t need to think about it at all.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:34am

Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 7:17pm

Understanding the genetic mutations that cause cancer tumors is one of the most complicated, but promising, aspects of cancer research.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 4:38pm

The past several years of cancer research have been both exciting and promising. Recent developments have allowed us to take steps in improving many cancer treatments. I believe this momentum will continue to accelerate exponentially.

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:19pm

We asked some of Roswell Park’s doctors who specialize in cancers that affect women to share some tips for preventing or treating cancer. Here’s what they offered.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:41am

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Steven Nurkin, MD, took time to discuss this disease with Roswellness Radio last Sunday. Dr. Nurkin emphasized the importance of colorectal cancer screening and the role it can play in prevening this disease.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:21pm

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and I want to educate the public on some preemptive steps and lifestyle changes that can successfully alter the development of this disease. In order to make healthy changes in your life, it’s important to recognize the culprits.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:53am

Many people are hesitant about undergoing endoscopic procedures, but a little understanding can go a long way in easing their fears.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 1:15pm

Each year, more than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer. The good news is that death rates are on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.