Colorectal Cancer

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.

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.