Deciding Whether or Not You Have Colon Cancer

As the third most diagnosed cancer in men and women, colon cancer accounts for nearly 100,000 new cases of cancer in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, the death rate from colon cancer has been on the decline for several decades thanks to earlier detection and improvements in treatment. At Regional Cancer Care Associates, our dedicated … Continued

Rare and Uncommon Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage than many other common cancers simply because symptoms do not manifest when the disease is in early stages. However, any persistent, unexplained changes in your health should always be reported to your physician. More common symptoms of colon cancer can include a change in bowel habits … Continued

Signs of Precancerous Colon Cancer

When it comes to the colon, there are two main conditions that are considered precancerous – adenomas and hereditary colorectal syndromes. While they’re not thought to be cancerous, these conditions indicate abnormal changes to cells that may eventually become colorectal cancer. That’s why it’s important to watch out for all signs of colon cancer, especially … Continued

Exploring the Fatalities of Colon Cancer

Since the 1970s, the colon cancer mortality rate has been steadily declining for both men and women. The specialists at Regional Cancer Care Associates in New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland have seen similar trends in their practices. For newly diagnosed patients, this means they may have a greater chance of survival compared to patients with … Continued

Recommended Palliative Care Practices for Colon Cancer Patients

While dealing with colon cancer, the palliative care team at Regional Cancer Care Associates is here to help make sure you or your loved one feels comfortable and supported every step of the way. The purpose of palliative care is not to cure cancer, but to help manage any symptoms and side effects. For colon … Continued

The Most Common Signs of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer symptoms often vary from one person to the next. Some people experience no symptoms or very minimal symptoms, while others may feel ill and notice abnormal physical symptoms for months before finally seeking medical care. While individuals over the age of 50 and those who have a family history of colon cancer face … Continued

What It’s Like Living with Colon Cancer

When patients at Regional Cancer Care Associates are initially diagnosed with colon cancer, it’s common for their thoughts to start running wild. What are my treatment options? How will this affect my life? What’s going to happen now? 5 years from now? 10 years from now? Because no two cases are exactly alike, it can … Continued

Why Are Cancer Clinical Trials So Important?

If you or a loved one is currently battling cancer, you’ve probably heard of something called clinical trials. Just at Regional Cancer Care Associates alone, more than 300 trials are conducted throughout New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. Clinical trials play an important role in the cancer community because they can help discover new treatments and … Continued

Is Curative Surgery a Feasible Option for Colon Cancer?

When it comes to colon cancer, there are several different treatment options available. Depending on each case, treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or, in most cases, a combination of the three. Curative surgery is a common available treatment, and it can be defined as a localized procedure in which doctors attempt to remove all … Continued