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 Bowel Preparation for Colectomy: Risks to Watch ForBowel Preparation for Colectomy: Risks to Watch For
 
A colectomy is a procedure that involves removing all or a portion of the colon. Although it's commonly recommended as an intervention for patients with colon cancer, it is also an option for some patients that have other ailments. A colectomy can also be a treatment option for patients with bowel obstructions.
 
   Updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations releasedUpdated colorectal cancer screening recommendations released
 
Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do not need to repeat screening for 10 years. It is common for polyps to be removed and tested during a colonoscopy, but the amount and size of polyps removed will change the patient's follow-up screening schedule
 
   Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasisResearchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis
 
A protein that helps colorectal cancer cells spread to other parts of the body could be an effective treatment target. Colorectal cancer patients with an immune system-regulating protein called interleukin 6 (IL-6) are more likely to have recurring tumors that can also spread to the liver.
 
 Immunotherapy prior to surgery is effective in colon cancer
 
Immunotherapy prior to surgery is effective in colon cancerPatients with colon cancer, but no distant metastases, can benefit from immunotherapy while waiting for surgery.
 
 
 Early family history–based screening may have dramatic impact on colorectal cancer detection
 
Early family history–based screening may have dramatic impact on colorectal cancer detectionPatients could have been diagnosed earlier if they had been screened according to current family history-based screening guidelines.
 
 
 Density of immune cells could accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer
 
Density of immune cells could accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancerThe density of immune cells combined with analysis of tumor budding may serve as a method to more accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer.
 
 
 Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients
 
Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patientsColon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults.