Colorectal Cancer

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:37pm

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women in the United States?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:36pm
Even if tumors are detected after they become cancerous, colorectal cancer is still very treatable and slow to develop. Patients can take some time to decide which treatments are best for their situation and shouldn’t feel like they need to rush into an immediate treatment decision.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 8:00am
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Nurkin shares information about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer in women.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:38pm

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. It also happens to be one of the most preventable; however, the disease does not affect all people equally.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:10am
It made me cry when Brendan told me why he wanted to go Bald. He knows how important it is. He’s only eight and knows how important it is to find cancer cures.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:12am

June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we focus on increasing awareness of preventable health problems to encourage men to take more active roles in preventing disease and detecting and treating problems early. Cancer is one of the top health concerns for American men and their five most common cancers include prostate, lung, colorectal, bladder and melanoma.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:35pm

“Am I pooping enough? Why is my poop green?” Seemingly silly questions like these are, in fact, important to understanding your body. The bowel movement chart below will help you decode your stool and discover helpful insights into your health. Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies are different and only a medical professional can evaluate your individual symptoms and observations.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:16pm

I remember it like it was yesterday. I left work to go to my doctor’s appointment and planned on being back to the office in time for a meeting. Little did I know my entire life would flip upside down that afternoon. I can still hear the doctor say those infamous three words, “you have cancer.” After that, it turned into a Peanuts cartoon when the adults are talking. Wahh, wahh, wahh…

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:12pm
While 90% of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur in those ages 50 and older, incidence rates are increasing for young people under 50. The reason behind this growth is unclear, and unfortunately, because these cancers are usually found in a later stage, mortality rates for young men and women are rising as well.
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 3:21pm

A polyp is an abnormal growth on the inner surface of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum.