Colorectal cancer is a carcinoma arising from the luminal surface of the colon.
It is the 2nd most common cancer in women and third most common cancer in male worldwide. It commonly arises from adenomatous polyps.
It is strongly linked to age with 83% occurring in people ≥60 years old.
Rectal cancer is defined as cancerous lesions located within 12 cm of the anal verge.
Bariatric surgery performed prior to an index screening colonoscopy appears to have a protective effect on the risk of colorectal adenomas in obese individuals without a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study.
Patients with colorectal cancer who underwent endoscopic stenting for acute large bowel obstruction fared similarly in cancer recurrence risk and overall survival (OS) as those who had emergency surgery, a new study showed.
Discontinuation of antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy for perianal Crohn’s disease is highly likely to lead to relapse, with some patients even requiring defunctioning surgery, according to a study conducted across Asia.