Age and Gender Affect Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

More News from ASCO 2008 Although men and women with metastatic colon or rectal cancer have similar overall survival after their diagnosis, age has an impact.  Women in premenopausal years, 18 to 44, live longer than younger men.  However, after the age of 75, women have significant worse survival than men. Across all age groups, Hispanics…  Read More

Some Stage II Colon and Rectal Cancers can be More Dangerous than Stage III

Advance Abstracts from ASCO 2008 How far a colon or rectal cancer penetrates through the wall of the bowel may be more important in deciding survival risks than current staging that focuses on positive lymph nodes. Five year survival statistics for a large number of rectal and cancer patients verified an earlier study that found some…  Read More

Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Leads to Worse Outcomes for Colorectal Cancer

Patients who have poorly controlled type-2 diabetes and colorectal cancer have worse outcomes than patients whose diabetes is controlled or patients without diabetes. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes led to more right-sided tumors, more advanced cancer at diagnosis, diagnosis at a younger age, and poorer five year survival. Researchers at the Dallas Veterans Medical Center reviewed…  Read More